Her husband Chris Hemsworth might play thunder god Thor but Elsa Pataky is certainly no damsel in distress.
The 37-year-old sexy Spanish senorita, who gave birth to twins three months ago, was in Madrid on Wednesday to unveil her new fitness book Intensidad Max – and her outrageously toned midriff.
With her blonde locks slicked back from her face with a heavy dose of gal gel the genetically blessed beauty gave the camera the full force of her flawless features and killer cheekbones at the ME Hotel launch.
Taking it to the max: Spanish actress turned author Elsa Pataky launched her new fitness book Intensidad Max at ME Hotel in Madrid on Wednesday and unveiled her rock hard abs
Her all-black outfit had an eclectic twist as she teamed a ruched black top with sheer panels with a tulle leather skirt.
Adding an extra layer of texture the Fast and Furious star kept the chill off with a cropped black jacket with ribbed detailing.
Her slender pins were elongated by a colour popping pair of azure blue and tan heels.
It hardly mattered what she was wearing as all eyes were on the cover of her new book, co-written with fitness trainer to the stars Fernando Sartorius.
Putting the ‘killer’ in abs! The 37-year-old mother-of-three flaunts her outrageously hard midriff on the cover of her new book Intensidad Max.
Sexy senorita! The mother of three-month old twins Sasha and Tristan and two-year-old India Rose, looked svelte and sexy in an eclectic all-black ensemble
Trainer to the stars! The wife of Chris Hemsworth has co-authored the fitness book with trainer Fernando Sartorius, she poses alongside tennis player Fernando Verdasco at the event at Madrid’s ME Hotel.
The soon-to-be fitness bible is sure to fly off the shelves with the Snakes on a Plane stunner stripped down to a black sports bra and dripping with sweat on its cover.
In the steamy shot the blonde beauty who’s mother to twins Sasha and Tristan, as well as two-year-old India Rose, has her arms pinned back and her sculpted midriff on full display.
Even in her resting pose the athletic actress’ arms have plenty of definition.
The shoot was presumably taken before she gave birth to her little boys, as despite admitting to being an exercise junkie the body conscious beauty has previously said on her Glamour magazine blog that she didn’t jump straight back into exercise after the birth of her daughter and waited a couple of months before tackling her core.
Flawless: The fashion forward Snakes on a Plane star slicked her hair back in a look hot off the catwalk
‘Flax seed and gogi berries’: The starlet documents her healthy living lifestyle on her Glamour blog.
The fitness devotee who regularly documents have exercise-filled life on Instagram and her Spanish blog, has previously told Women’s Health Australia that, ‘exercise is like an addiction. Once you’re in it, you feel like your body needs it.’
Her weekly routine is a hard core mix of two rounds of strength training, yoga or pilates three or four times a week and Muay Thai.
Her action star hubby of four years is often on hand to help her train and she revealed that while pregnant with her daughter India, she exercised up to the day before her birth.
Take that! Muay Thai boxing, pilates, yoga and strength training are all part of the Fast and Furious stars weekly routine, she Instagrammed this shot.
In bloom: The fitness guru pictured at the Academy Awards in March just before she gave birth for the second time to her twins. She has shed her baby weight in just three months.
Happily married: Elsa and Chris have been wed for four years, maybe it was her abs that got the guy.
Last week she shared a picture of her kick boxing and revealed some of her health and fitness secrets on her blog saying: ‘Start the day with a glass of warm water in which you’ve squeezed the juice of half a lemon. It is a very healthy habit that eliminates toxins from the body, provides vitamin C, is highly antioxidant and purifying.’
The slender starlet starts the day with a dose of carbs and follows the mantra ‘eat breakfast like a King, eat like a Prince and dinner like a pauper’, and swears by gogi berries, flax seed and Kukicha tea.