Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, model and producer who is famous as Gisele Yashar in Fast & Furious (2009). Gadot has then reprised in subsequent installments of the Fast & Furious franchise. She gathered worldwide recognition by playing Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), followed by the solo film ‘Wonder Woman’ and the ensemble Justice League (both 2017). Gadot was included on Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018. Also, she was succesful in marking her name in the list of highest-paid actresses in the world.
Gal Gadot was born on 30 April 1985 in Petah Tikva, Israel. She grew up in its neighboring city of Rosh HaAyin. Gadot is a daughter of Irit (née Weiss), a teacher and Michael Gadot, an engineer. She has one younger sister named Dana. She completed her high school majored in biology. Also, she excelled in basketball in school due to her height. After completing high school, Gadot went to the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya college to study law and international relations.
At the age of 18, Gadot competed in the Miss Israeli pageant (2004) and won the coveted title. She then represented Israel at the prestigious Miss Universe crown held in Ecuador. From the age of 20, Gadot served her two mandatory years of Israel Defense Forces service, enlisted as a combat instructor. Gadot says her experience helped her win role of Gisele in the Fast & Furious . After her first year in law school, Justin Lin, a casting director spotted her. He called her to audition for the Camille Montes’ role in ‘Quantum of Solace’; but she lost it to Olga Kurylenko. Knowing Gadot’s potential and not willing to lose her, Lin offered her Gisele’s part in the fourth installment of the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise.
Career and Fame of Gal Gadot
In 2008, She made her television debut in the Israeli drama ‘Bubot’. Gal Gadot played a minor role in ‘Knight and Day’ in 2010 . Following this, she played Natanya, the girlfriend of Mark Wahlberg’s character in the film ‘Date Night’. In the 5th and 6th instalments of the ‘Fast & Furious’ series, Gadot reprised her role of Gisele. She bagged the role of Wonder Woman for the film ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’ in 2016. She did impressive ‘superhero’ performance though it was her debut performance as a superhero. After the stupendous success of ‘Batman vs Superman’, she signed two sequels including ‘Justice League’ and a solo ‘Wonder Woman’, both released in 2017.
Besides her superhero series role, Gadot did a small roles in 2016, including John Hillcoat’s crime-thriller ‘Triple 9’. She also featured in the thriller film ‘Criminal’ as the wife of Ryan Reynolds’ character and in the comedy ‘Keeping Up with the Joneses’, as a secret agent, alongside Isla Fisher and Jon Hamm. Gadot and her husband Yaron Varsano formed a production company, Pilot Wave in October 2019. At Met Gala 2019, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot gave a nod to her superhero stardom with lace cape outfit. Clare Wright Keller, who designed the unique outfit for the actress, accompanied her at the gala.
Besides being an actress, Gadot is also a successful model. Gadot joined the Maxim photo shoot ‘Women of the Israeli Army’ and was also featured on the cover of the New York post. She has also led numerous international ad campaigns including Gucci fragrances, Vine Vera skincare ranges,Captain Morgan rum, Jaguar Cars and others. Gadot was the face of Gucci’s Bamboo perfume brand, Huawei smartphones, and of Miss Sixty.From 2008 to 2016, Gadot served as the main model for ‘Castro’, the fashion brand. During this period , she featured as the cover girl of various popular magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Bride Magazine, Glamour, Entertainment Weekly, UMM, Fashion, Cleo, Lucire and FHM.
Gal Gadot tied a knot to Yaron Varsano, Israeli real estate developer, on September 28, 2008. In 2011, Gadot and Yaron Varsano welcomed their first daughter and . Also, their second child was born in March 2017 . Together, Gadot and her husband owned a boutique hotel in Tel Aviv. In 2015, they sold their hotel to Roman Abramovich for $26 million.