Gal Gadot is the latest addition to a long list of world famous and highly reputed Israeli actors and actresses. She was born in the Israeli city of Rosh HaAyin on April the 30th, 1986. Both her parents are Sabras meaning that they were born outside of Israel. When asked, Gal Gadot says that she is of ¼ German, ¼ Polish, ¼ Austria and ¼ Czech due to the fact that all of her ancestors were Jewish immigrants that came to Israel from Europe.
Gal Gadot gained fame in 2004 when she became Miss Israel and then represented her country at the 2004 Miss Universe competition in Quito, Ecuador. Although she didn’t manage to enter the top 15 and therefore didn’t win any award, she still managed to impress the jury and the world with her smile and charming personality.
In 2008 Gadot became the leading model of Castor, a fashion show which she later hosted. Throughout her modeling career she has worked on numerous international campaigns for several major companies such as Captain Morgan, Jaguar Automobiles, Vine Vera and many, many more. Also she has been the cover girl on numerous fashions magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Bride Magazine, FHM and so on. Today she is considered to be the second highest earning Israeli model, ahead of Esti Ginzburg, Shiloh Malka and Liraz Dror. The only Israeli model that is earning more than Gal Gadot is the extremely popular Bar Refaeli which at one point in her life dated Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
She made her acting debut in 2009 when she played the role of Gisele Harabo in Fast & Furious which was the fourth installment of the Fast and Furious series. Since 2009 she reprised her role as Gisele Harabo in two more Fast and Furious movies (Fast Five in 2011 and Fast & Furious 6 in 2013). She is also expected to participate in the upcoming “Fast & Furious 7” which is set to be released 2015. In 2013 Gal Gadot was chosen by the director of Batman vs Superman, Zack Snyder to play the famous comic book heroine of the Amazon Princess Diana also known as Wonder Woman. The movie is set to be released in 2016. In 2010 she had cameo appearances in Date Night which starred Steve Carell and Tina Fey and Knight and Day which starred Tom Cruise Cameron Diaz.
Aside of getting roles on the big screen, Gal Gadot has played roles in several television shows. She landed her first television role in 2007 when she played Miriam “Merry” Elkayam in the Israeli TV show, Bubot. In 2009 she played the role of Lise in the highly rated and popular US television show, Entourage. Also in 2009 Gal Gadot, played the role of Olivia in The Beautiful Life which is an American television drama. In 2011 she appeared in 7 episodes of the Israeli TV show, Asfur and in 2012 she played herself in the satirical Israeli television show, Eretz Nehederet.
Cinematic critics describe Gal Gadot as a highly talented actresses that can play equally well in any genre of movie. She is also recognized as one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood. Another aspect of her acting career that has brought her immense recognition is the fact that she is one of the few female actresses in Hollywood that does her own stunts.
An interesting fact about Gal Gadot is that she served as a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces for a period of two years. She is also an avid motorcycling fan and owns several motorcycles including a black 2006 Ducati Monster S2R. Last but not least Gal Gadot is also a sports enthusiast and she is in the roster of volleyball, basketball and tennis teams.