Born: Gal Gadot
Date of Birth: April 30, 1985
Birt Place: Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel
Height 5′ 10″ (1,78 m)
Gal Gadot; born 30 April 1985) is an Israeli actress and model. As an actress, Gadot is known for her role, which began in 2009, as Gisele in The Fast and the Furious film series. From 2016 onwards, Gadot plays the role of Diana Prince / Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
In previous years she had been among the top ten highest earning fashion models in Israel alongside Esti Ginzburg, Liraz Dror and Shlomit Malka, and falling behind only to Bar Refaeli. She is the face of Gucci’s Bamboo perfume.
Gal Gadot in Israeli military service
From the age of 18, Gadot served for two years as an enlisted soldier of the Israel Defense Forces, where she served as a combat instructor. She says of her time in the army: “You give two or three years, and it’s not about you. You give your freedom away. You learn discipline and respect”.
Gadot had originally planned to become a lawyer. However, at the age of 18, she won the 2004 Miss Israel competition and then travelled to Ecuador to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. Around that time Gadot joined the Israeli Army where she completed two years of military service.
After leaving the army, Gadot started at university, studying law. After finishing her first year at university, a casting director who saw her card called her to audition for the part of Bond girl Camille Montes in the film Quantum of Solace. She failed to win the part which went instead to Olga Kurylenko (who would years later also compete with Gadot in the audition for the part of Wonder Woman). As a result of the audition for Quantum of Solace, the casting director instead hired Gadot for the role of Gisele in Fast & Furious.
In 2007, the 21 year old Gadot took a part in the Maxim photo shoot “Women of the Israeli army,” and as such 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 2014, Gadot was one of two Israeli actress along with Odeya Rush listed as an upcoming leading lady by InStyle magazine.