Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth, and his wife, actress Elsa Pataky, welcomed their first child on May 11, and have named their daughter India Rose. India Hemsworth was born in London.
Chris began his career in 2002, and in 2004 became a regular cast member on soap opera Home and Away. He won the Logie for Most Popular New Talent in 2005. He left Home and Away in 2007, and went to the United States for more career opportunities. Within six weeks he had scored his first movie role, and in 2009 appeared in three different films. The following year he won the Australians in Film Breakthrough Award, and won Male Star of Tomorrow at the CinemaCon Awards. He has starred in Thor, and his film The Avengers has just been released, being named the highest-grossing weekend box-office movie ever. His older brother Liam and his younger brother Luke are also actors.
Elsa is a Spanish actress who has worked in both film and television since 1997. As well as Spanish, she is fluent in English, Romanian, Italian and French, and her work is known in Spain, France, Mexico, the United States and the United Kingdom. She appeared in Snakes on a Plane, and the fifth movie in the Fast and the Furious series. She is the face of Time Force’s jewellery line.
Chris and Elsa began dating early in 2010, and were married during the Christmas holidays in December that year. Elsa has said that she and Chris would like a big family, and she plans to speak to her daughter only in Spanish.
UPDATE: Chris Hemsworth has revealed that the couple had chosen Indie or Indiana for a boy’s name, and Elsa liked India for a girl.