Hollywood celebrity couple Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth made no secret they were having twins but, once the little guys were born, the couple seemed in no rush to reveal their baby names. Members of the media too anxious for the big reveal dubbed the babes "the little Thors," in tribute to the recurring superhero role their dad plays in a string of blockbuster movies.
The little Thors have a big sister, India Rose, just 22 months old at the time of the twins' births. Naming her was not a problem as daddy Chris, 30, liked the names Indie and Indiana while mom Elsa, 37, liked the name India. Whether boy or girl, her name came easy.
Pataky was born Elsa Lafuente Medianu in Madrid, Spain, in 1976. She took her mother's maiden name (Pataky) when her acting career blossomed. Roles on Spanish television led to movies in Spain and across Europe and then to the United States where she made the action thriller, Snakes on a Plane, in 2006.
Pataky is best known for her role in the action-packed Fast & the Furious franchise, in which she played police officer Elena Neves in the fifth and sixth installments.
Hemsworth is the middle of three Australian brothers who are all accomplished actors. Although born in the city of Melbourne, Hemsworth has many fond memories of extended jaunts to the Northern Territory where his family lived in a small Aboriginal community in the Outback. He describes his childhood experiences as two "very different walks of life."
Like Pataky, Hemsworth got his start on TV in his native country but growing success in the movie industry led him to the US. After just six weeks, Hemsworth landed his first starring role in the indie crime-thriller, Ca$h. In 2011, he starred as the title character, Thor, a superhero from the Marvel Comics series. He says he put on 20 pounds of muscle for the role, which he's reprised twice, once in 2013 and in a third movie set to be released in 2015.
In the 2013 production of Thor: The Dark World, Natalie Portman was the leading lady but Pataky is credited with being her stand-in.
Representatives of each of the actors thought they might make a good match so introduced them in early 2010. The reps were right. The couple married in December 2010. Their daughter, India, was born in 2012, and now she's got two little brothers born on March 18.
So. What did this dynamic duo of action-packed movies name their new twin boys? The little Thors' real names are Tristan and Sasha.
Source: Rusu, Dragos. "Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky Reveal First Photo of Newborn Twins and Their Names." Softpedia. Mar 25, 2014. Web. Apr 6, 2014.