The actress recorded the video when she was in COVID lockdown in Sydney.

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Elsa Pataky recently turned 45—and she danced in her underwear to celebrate.

On August 9, the actress posted a video to Instagram of herself dancing in a tank top and underwear with the song "Dancing On My Own" playing in the background. The video was actually shot a couple of weeks ago, on her July 18 birthday—which she spent in lockdown because Sydney, Australia is experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases right now. But she's just posted the playful footage.

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"#sydneylockdown I Was celebrating my birthday and that I love 'dancing on my own' #coupleofweeksago," Pataky captioned the video.

The comments filled with happy birthday wishes and supportive messages. "ROCK ON Happy Birthday 🥳," one person wrote. "You got the moves Mumma," someone else wrote. "Beautiful 🔥🔥🔥," another said.

Pataky, whose husband is 37-year-old actor Chris Hemsworth, is mom to three children. She's known for promoting exercise and well-being. In 2019, she published a book, Strong, which describes "how to eat, move, and love with strength and vitality."

"This is your guidebook on how to live to a balanced and healthy life," Pataky wrote on Instagram when she first announced the book's launch in October 2019. "My approach is about building strength of body and mind. I share my advice for overcoming mind-traps and other challenges, as well as my favourite high-intensity exercise circuits that can be done from home. You'll also find nutrition advice and delicious, healthy recipes." 

A look through her Instagram makes it clear just how passionate she is about living that type of lifestyle. In a video posted March 15, The Fast and Furious actress can be seen in the gym doing a strength exercise. "Get out of my way Thor!!," she captioned, a nod to her husband's superhero character.

Staying active is a family affair. "[Chris and I] love to do sports, eat healthy, and move our bodies. We've got the kids into surfing," she told Australia Body + Soul. Any hobbies to get them outside, and not on social media and computers. My daughter has been horse-riding with me since she was two-and-a-half."

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