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Elsa Pataky steals the show in sheer panelled dress at LA premiere with husband Chris Hemsworth

Actors Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth attend the world premiere of
Actors Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth attend the world premiere of "12 Strong" at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 16, 2018, in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Actors Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth attend the world premiere of "12 Strong" at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 16, 2018, in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Actors Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth attend the world premiere of "12 Strong" at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 16, 2018, in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Actors Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth attend the world premiere of "12 Strong" at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 16, 2018, in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Chris Hemsworth attends the world premiere of "12 Strong" at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth attend the world premiere of "12 Strong" at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Actor Chris Hemsworth attends the world premiere of "12 Strong" at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 16, 2018, in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Actor Chris Hemsworth attends the world premiere of "12 Strong" at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 16, 2018, in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Actor Chris Hemsworth attends the world premiere of "12 Strong" at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 16, 2018, in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Actor Chris Hemsworth attends the Build Series to discuss '12 Strong' at Build Studio on January 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky arrive at the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok" on October 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Chris Hemsworth (R) and model Elsa Pataky attend the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actors Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky at "Iron Man 3" World Premiere
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky in the Royal Box on Centre Court
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky in the Royal Box on Centre Court
FILE - MARCH 21: Actors Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth welcome twin boys March 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actors Elsa Pataky (L) and Chris Hemsworth attends the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
FILE - MARCH 21: Actors Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth welcome twin boys March 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actor Chris Hemsworth (R) and wife Elsa Pataky attend the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actors Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth attend the world premiere of "12 Strong" at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 16, 2018, in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
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Elsa Pataky knows how to work a red carpet.

The Spanish actress (41) has a successful career of her own with her role in the Fast and Furious franchise, and she's well versed in blockbuster screenings with her husband Chris Hemsworth (34), so she knows when it's time to steal the spotlight. At Tuesday night's premiere of Hemsworth's latest film 12 Strong, his wife stole the show in a sheer black cut-out dress with strategic nude panelling along the bust and midriff as she beamed alongside her proud other half.

Actors Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth attend the world premiere of
Actors Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth attend the world premiere of "12 Strong" at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 16, 2018, in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

Last night's premiere attracted a host of big names marking the US release of the war drama, including Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso in his first appearance since apologising for his comments on sexual abuse and the #MeToo movement.

"Boy, I really wish I’d listened a lot more before I weighed in on this - a lot of those women are my dear friends and I love them and respect them and support what they’re doing and want to be a part of that change and want to go along for the ride, but I should get in the back seat and close my mouth for a while," he said earlier in the day.

Meanwhile, Chris and Elsa's relationship is moving from strength to strength: after eight years together and two thriving careers, the mother-of-two said they have found the balance for a successful Hollywood marriage.

The couple - who share India, five, and twins Tristan and Sasha, three - prefer to be with each other as much as they can as they feel it is important they both spend all their time with their kids.

Actors Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth attend the world premiere of
Actors Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth attend the world premiere of "12 Strong" at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 16, 2018, in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

"We want one of us to be with the family, with the kids," the Spanish actress told Entertainment Tonight at the 12 Strong premiere. "We're always trying not to work at the same time, and we try not to be separated for more than two weeks too. If it's more than two weeks, we travel together because I think it's just important. If not, you lose so much. Parents with the kids is so important."

And the actress, who is now based in her husband's native Sydney, added that his skills as a dad continue to impress her.

"I think he's a super dad for me. That was the most important thing to me. He's a super dad," she added. "Our kids think he's the best dad ... Being together and how much he gets involved with them. And the time we spend together. I admire him as an actor and his image and everything. But for me, what makes me love him more every day is, like, how great of a dad he is."

Elsa and Chris worked together on '12 Strong' and she admires his work ethic.

Actor Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso attend the world premiere of
Actor Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso attend the world premiere of "12 Strong" at Jazz at Lincoln Center on January 16, 2018, in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

"I kind of knew, because I know how hard he works. I was always watching him and admiring how hard he is. He was like, 'Let's do it again, let's do it again.' Every second we were together, he was like, 'Let's go through the scene.' I was like, 'I think we're good with it.' But he was relentless, which is great. That's how he's so good. He wanted me to be better and better. We just get the best of each other. Criticise me, work harder to be better."

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