Fantastic Four star Ioan Gruffudd and his actress wife Alice Evans have become parents for the second time.

The former The Vampire Diaries beauty gave birth to the tot 12 days before her 25 September (13) due date.

A statement released to Eonline.com reads: "We are beyond thrilled to announce the arrival of our daughter, Elsie Marigold, on September 13th. A little sister for Ella Betsi. We both feel very grateful and very blessed."

Little Elsie's birth came days after sister Ella turned four on 6 September (13).

The couple wed in 2007.