Gal Gadot (/ˈɡɑːl ɡɑːdɒt, –ɔːt/; Hebrew: גל גדות; born 30 April 1985) is an Israeli actress and fashion model. Gadot is known for her role as Gisele in The Fast and the Furious film series. On 4 December 2013, Warner Bros. revealed that Gadot was cast in the role of Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Gadot was born and raised in Rosh HaAyin, Israel. In Hebrew, her first name means “wave” and her surname means “riverbanks” or “shores”. Her parents are Israeli-born, and her ancestors were Jewish immigrants from Europe (she has described her family background as “1/4 Polish, 1/4 Austrian, 1/4 German, and 1/4 Czech”). Gadot has stated that she was brought up in a “very Jewish, Israeli family environment” and served for two years as a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces.
Since 2008, Gadot has been a leading model for Castro (whose fashion shows she also hosts). She has also led international campaigns for Captain Morgan rum, and Vine Vera skincare ranges, and advertised Jaguar Cars. She has featured as the covergirl on Cosmopolitan, Bride Magazine, FHM. In 2013, her annual modelling salary was estimated to be in the millions of shekels, ahead of Israeli models Esti Ginzburg, Liraz Dror and Shlomit Malka (who campaigns for Ralph Lauren), although significantly behind Bar Refaeli.
At the age of 19, she attended and won the 2004 Miss Israel competition. After winning, she travelled to Ecuador to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. She did not place in the top 15. At the age of 19, Gadot joined the Israeli Army. Throughout her two-year service term in the Israel Defense Forces, she also worked as a model. She subsequently started at university, studying law, until she was called to audition for the part of Bond girl Camille Montes in the film Quantum of Solace, as a result of which the casting directors instead hired her for Fast & Furious.
In 2007, she took a part in the Maxim photo shoot “Women of the Israeli army,” which focused on Israeli models who served in the IDF. Gadot’s photo was on the invitation to the launch party, and she featured on the cover of the New York Post. In April 2012, Shalom Life ranked her Number 5 on its list of “the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and gorgeous Jewish women in the world”, behind model Bar Refaeli and actress Eva Green.
In 2015, Gadot was chosen to be the new face of Gucci’s Bamboo perfume brand
Gadot married her boyfriend, Israeli businessman Yaron Varsano during the filming of Fast & Furious, on 28 September 2008. The couple owned a hotel in the Neve Tzedek district of Tel Aviv. In 2015, her husband Yaron Varsano sold his Tel Aviv hotel to Roman Abramovich for $26 million. In November 2011, Gadot and Varsano had a baby girl, Alma.
She is an avid motorcycle rider and owns a black 2006 Ducati Monster-S2R. She also plays in volleyball, basketball and tennis teams.
|2004||Miss Israel 2004||Winner||N/A|
|2004||Miss Universe 2004||Miss Israel||Participant|
|2009||Fast & Furious||Gisele Yashar|
|2010||Knight and Day||Naomi|
|2011||Fast Five||Gisele Yashar|
|2013||Fast & Furious 6||Gisele Yashar|
|2014||Kicking Out Shoshana||Mirit||Israeli film|
|2015||Furious 7||Gisele Yashar||Photograph/Archive Footage/Deleted Cameo|
|2016||Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice||Diana Prince / Wonder Woman||Post-production|
|2016||Keeping Up with the Joneses||Post-production|
|2017||Wonder Woman||Diana Prince / Wonder Woman||Filming|
|2007||Bubot||Miriam “Merry” Elkayam||Israeli series|
|2009||Entourage||Lisa||Episode: “Amongst Friends”|
|2009||The Beautiful Life||Olivia||Episodes: “The Beautiful Aftermath”
“The Beautiful Lie”
“The Beautiful Triangle”
|2011||Asfur||Kika||Israeli series. Season 2.|
|2012||Katmandu||Yamit Bareli||Israeli series|
|2012||Eretz Nehederet||Herself||Israeli show. Episode: “Season 9, Episode 7”|
- Israeli fashion
- List of actors who have played comic book characters
- Women in the Israel Defense Forces