32 Facts About Gal Gadot


Gal Gadot-Varsano is an Israeli actress and model.


Gal Gadot was crowned Miss Israel 2004 and represented her country at the Miss Universe 2004 pageant.


Gal Gadot then served in the Israel Defense Forces for two years as a combat fitness instructor, whereafter she began studying at IDC Herzliya while building her modeling and acting careers.


Gal Gadot has since starred in the Netflix action-comedy film Red Notice and the mystery film Death on the Nile.


Gal Gadot was included on the list of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time in 2018, and has placed twice in annual rankings of the world's highest-paid actresses.


Gal Gadot was born on 30 April 1985 in Petah Tikva, where she first lived; she was later raised in the city of Rosh HaAyin.


Gal Gadot's father is Michael Gadot, an engineer, and her mother is Irit, a physical education teacher.

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Gal Gadot's maternal grandparents were born in 20th-century Europe; her grandfather survived the Holocaust following his imprisonment at the Auschwitz concentration camp during Nazi Germany's occupation of Czechoslovakia, while her grandmother managed to escape the continent before the outbreak of World War II.


Gal Gadot has stated that she was brought up in a "very Jewish, Israeli family environment".


Gal Gadot graduated from Begin High School in Rosh HaAyin, majoring in biology.


At 20, Gal Gadot enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces as a combat fitness instructor as part of her mandatory two years of military service.


Gal Gadot has led international campaigns as a model for Miss Sixty, Huawei smartphones, Captain Morgan rum, Gucci fragrances, Vine Vera skincare and Jaguar Cars.


Gal Gadot has been featured as the covergirl on Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Bride Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, UMM, Cleo, Fashion, Lucire, FHM.


Gal Gadot was the main model for fashion brand Castro from 2008 to 2016.


In 2007, a then 21-year-old Gal Gadot was in the Maxim photo shoot "Women of the Israel Defense Forces" and was then featured on the cover of the New York Post.


In 2018, Gal Gadot became a brand ambassador for Revlon and Reebok.


Gal Gadot appeared in advertisements for Revlon's "Live Boldly" campaign and Reebok's "Be More Human" campaign.


Gal Gadot performed some of her own stunt work in those films.


Gal Gadot portrayed Wonder Woman in the superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.


Gal Gadot received swordsmanship, Kung Fu, kickboxing, capoeira and Brazilian jiu-jitsu training in preparation for the role.


Gal Gadot was almost cast as Faora-Ul in Man of Steel, but she rejected the part for her pregnancy.


In 2017, Gal Gadot starred in a solo film for her character, Wonder Woman.


Gal Gadot reprised the role in the ensemble film Justice League, which was released in November 2017, and was her third DC Extended Universe installment.


That same year, Gal Gadot was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


On 11 October 2020, Gal Gadot was confirmed to be reuniting with Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins on Cleopatra, an epic film centered on Cleopatra, produced by Paramount Pictures.

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In 2021, Gal Gadot starred alongside Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds in the Netflix action comedy film Red Notice, written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.


In October 2019, Gal Gadot formed a production company, Pilot Wave, with her husband Jaron "Yaron" Varsano, and said she will star in and co-produce an Apple TV+ limited series about actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr, as well as the Warner Bros.


In 2020, Gal Gadot co-produced, as well as starred, in the film Wonder Woman 1984.


Gal Gadot later acknowledged the video did not garner the positive reaction that had been intended, but was unapologetic in explaining the thinking behind it.


Gal Gadot married Israeli real estate developer Jaron "Yaron" Varsano in 2008.


Gal Gadot is a black belt in both karate and Krav Maga and an avid martial artist.


Gal Gadot served as a trainer and combat instructor for the Israel Defense Forces.