Elsa Pataky is a Spanish model and actress. She started her career performing on Spanish shows and films. Her first lead role was in the 2005 Spanish movie Ninette, where she played the titular character. She next appeared as Maria in the movie Snakes on a Plane, which marked her Hollywood debut. Her break came in 2011 when she starred as Elena Neves in Fast Five. She went on to reprise her role in the sequels Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7, and The Fate of the Furious. She also recently starred as Jean Nelson in the movie 12 Strong. She also starred in the film The Wine of Summer, which she also produced.