Gal Gadot is an Isaraeli model and actress. Known popularly for her role as Gisele in The Fast and The Furious series, she was cast for the role of Wonder Woman in the DC Cinematic Universe, in the year 2013, starting with “Batman V/S Superman: Dawn Of Justice”.
Gal Gadot was born on April 30, 1985 in Rosh HaAyin, Israel. Her parents are also Israeli born, but her ancestors were Jewish immigrants from Europe. She often describes herself as 25% Austrian, 25% Polish, 25% Czech and 25% German. Her first name means “Wave” and her last name means “riverbanks” in Hebrew. Galot has given the statement that she, in fact, has been brought up in a “very Jewish, Israeli family environment”. She was in the Israeli Defense Forces for two years as a sports trainer.
Her acting career started with the Israeli Drama “Bubot”, in which she appeared as a star cast in the year 2008. After that, Gisele made an appearance in the “Fast & Furious” in 2009. It was the fourth installment in The Fast and The Furious franchise. For the role of Gisele, Gadot was selected over six other actresses. In the movie, she has performed the stunts all by herself. When asked about this, she stated that Justin Lin actually wanted to make use of her military background and knowledge weapons during the shooting. Hence she was best placed to perform her own stunts. She also claims that the main reason for her to take upon the role was her strong support for women empowerment. In many interviews, she presented the ides of strong and independent women who can defend themselves and doesn’t need men to fight their battles.
She had a small role in the 2010 action film, Knight and Day. In the same year, she also made an appearance as the character of Natanya, the girlfriend of Mark Wehlberg’s character in the movie “Date Night”. In the year 2011, she once again was seen in the next installment of The Fast and The Furious Franchise, Fast Five. Her role of Gisele was to continue in Fast & Furious 6, in which her character sacrifices her own life in order to save the life of the man she loves.
DC Entertainment made an announcement in the year 2013 about Gadot being casted as wonder women for the upcoming movie Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and is also signed for the future sequels of the movie. This includes Justice League, and a solo movie of the Wonder Woman. In preparation for these movies, Gadot is getting trained in kick-boxing, Capoeira, Jiu-jitsu and sword-fighting.
Presently, Gal Gadot has different roles and movie projects in different state of productions. She has already completed the movie Triple 9, a crime-thriller by John Hillcoat, co-starring Kate Winslet and Aaron Paul. She is also signed as star cast in the movie, Criminal as Ryan Reynolds’ Character’s wife. Gal Gadot has also been signed for the comedy movie Keeping Up with the Joneses, alongside Isla Fisher and John Hamm.
She has been the top model for Castro since 2008. She even hosted the show many times. She has been in the advertisement campaign for Jaguar Cars, and has led international campaigns for Vine Vera skin care ranges- even Captain Morgan rum. She has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Magazine, and FHM as the cover girl. In the year 2013, the annual modeling salary for Gal Gadot was estimated to be in millions of shekels, ahead of Israeli models Shlomit Malka, Liraz Dror, and Esti Ginzburg. However she was still significantly behind Bar Refaeli.
She was crowned as Miss Israel in the year 2004; only at nineteen years old. Once she won the pageant, she took part in Miss Universe. This is after traveling to Ecuador- in the end she could not get placed in the top 15. After that, Gadot joined the Israel Army and worked there for two years. She continued her job as a model while she was serving in the Israeli Army. She even started her studies at the University for the Studies of Law, but was called for auditioning in the film “Quantum Of Solace”. These auditions eventually got her a place in The Fast and the Furious instead.
She took part in the Maxim photo shoot “Women Of The Israel Army” in the year 2007. The photo shoot was focused on the Israeli models who also served for the Israel Defense Army. Gadot got her photo on the invitation cover and was also featured on the cover of the New York Post. She was ranked number five on the list of “the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny and gorgeous Jewish women in the world” by Shalom Life. She became the face for the Gucci’s Bamboo Perfume brand in the year 2015.
Gal Gadot got married to the Israeli businessman Yaron Varsano, who was her longtime boyfriend. This was in the year 2008, while she was also shooting for a Fast & Furious movie. The couple was the owner of a hotel in the Neve Tzedek district of Tel Aviv. Her husband later on sold his Tel Aviv to Roman Abramovich in the year 2015 for $26 million. The couple soon became the parents of a baby girl, Alma, in November, 2011.
Other than this, Gadot is very fond of motorcycles and is also an avid rider. She even owns a black 2006 Ducati Monster-S2R. She also plays tennis, volleyball and basketball teams.