Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot shot to fame after she won the Miss Israel crown back in 2004. She was 18 years old at the time.
From there, she served in the Israeli Defense Forces for two years before she started her studies and launched her career as a model and an actress.
Gal Gadot was born in Petah Tikva, Israel, in 1985. Her father is an engineer and her mother is a physical education teacher.
She has a younger sister named Dana, and her grandfather survived the Holocaust after he was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp.
For 12 years when she was younger, she learned and danced jazz and hip-hop. She once took odd jobs like babysitting and working at Burger King.
She had her first major role in Fast & Furious in 2009. She would reprise her role in the famous film franchise during The Fast Saga.
When she took part in the Miss Israel beauty contest, she did so because she felt that it would be "fun." She had no idea she would win, but the event was a pleasant surprise for her.
This helped Gadot launch her career as a model. She modeled for Huawei, Miss sixty, Captain Morgan, and Gucci among other brands.
She has been featured in several publications such as Maxim and the New York Post. FHM also named her one of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World.
Gal Gadot started her film career by starring in Bubot, an Israeli drama, back in 2008. From there, she was in Fast & Furious, where she performed her own stunts.
Starring in Wonder Woman brought her international acclaim. She went on to appear in other DC Extended Universe productions including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. More recently, she was in Red Notice.
In 2018, she was among the Times's 100 most influential people in the world.
On two occasions, she has appeared on the list of the highest-paid actresses in the world.
Gadot is married to Jaron Varsano, an Israeli real estate developer. They have three kids together, all girls.
During the Israel-Palestine crisis in 2021, Gadot called for peace between the two countries. However, she got criticized for showing support towards Israel while referring to Palestinians as "neighbors" instead of mentioning them by name. This led to many people considering her a Zionist.