Gal Gadot - Miss Israel Universe 2004

 

Miss Israel Universe 2004

Actress & Model
Fast & Furious (2009)
Criminal (2016)
Wonder Woman (2017)

 


The Pageantry Connection

Gal Gadot - Miss Israel Universe 2004 | Evening gown
Evening gown at Miss Universe
Swimsuit - Gal Gadot - Miss Israel Universe 2004
Swimsuit at Miss Universe
Costume - Gal Gadot - Miss Israel Universe 2004
National Costume at Miss Universe

When she was 18 years old, Gal Gadot entered the Miss Israel competition. During the pageant, she and 19 other finalists performed a Hebrew version of Irene Cara’s 1980 hit “Fame.”  Gadot thought that being in the beauty pageant “would be a nice experience” but “I never thought I would win,” Gadot explained to Glamour magazine. “I was shocked when they crowned me.” We weren’t. Gal Gadot was crowned Miss Israel 2004 winning a crown and a Citroen C3 supermini car. This pageantry victory helped launch her career as a model and actress.


Gal Gadot’s #BeautifulJourney

 The Fast and the Furious - Gal Gadot
The Fast and the Furious
Batman vs Superman - Gal Gadot
Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice
The Fast and the Furious Premiere - Gal Gadot
The Fast and the Furious Premiere 

Gal Gadot was born on April 30, 1985, in Rosh HaAyin, Israel. Her father worked as an engineer and her mother was a teacher. Gadot was an athletic child, studying dance and playing several sports in her youth. One of her first career ambitions was to be a choreographer, she told Vanity Fair. After being crowned Miss Israel Universe 2004, she then served her mandatory two-year commitment in the Israel Defense Forces. After she completed her service, Gadot went to college to study law.

While in college, Gadot was asked to audition to play the love interest of super spy James Bond in Quantum of Solace (2008). She had several callbacks, but she didn’t get the part. Still the experience sparked her interest in acting. As Gadot told Interview magazine, “I realized it takes a lot to act, and it's so much more interesting than going to law school.” She soon landed a role on an Israeli TV series and then a part in a feature film.

In 2009, Gadot made her film debut as Gisele in Fast & Furious starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. She returned to play the role in several sequels: Fast Five (2011), Fast & Furious 6 (2013) and Furious 7 (2015). Gadot soon landed a role of a lifetime when she was cast as Wonder Woman (and her alter ego Diana Prince) in the big budget action film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Getting into character presented her with some challenges, as she told Jimmy Kimmel on his talk show. At first, her costume “was so tight, I literally could not breathe.” Despite any wardrobe issues, Gadot sees the significance of Wonder Woman as a role model. She explained to Glamour that “it was important for me that we show how independent she is. She is not relying on a man, and she’s not there because of a love story.”

After her role in Batman v. Superman, Gadot once again played Wonder Woman in her own film (2017). She will also be appearing in several upcoming Justice League movies. In addition to her work as Wonder Woman, Gadot also stars with Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Costner in the action drama Criminal (2016) and the upcoming comedy Keeping Up with the Joneses with Isla Fisher and Jon Hamm.


Motherhood and Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman - Gal Gadot
Wonder Woman
 Is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name
Gal Gadot's Husband - Gal Gadot
Family
Gal Gadot with her husband , Yaron Versano, at the premiere of film 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice'

Gal Gadot is married to Yaron Versano and together they have two daughters Alma and Maya. Her daughters are the reason that she is proud to take on the role of Wonder Women. “I try not to think about being a role model,” she told Entertainment Weekly,” I try to be the best version of myself period. For myself, for my daughters, and for my family, friends. And I do believe that if each and every one of us had a little bit of Wonder Woman’s values, the world would be a better place.”