Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot. Ashkenazi Jews from Poland, Austria, Germany, and Czechoslovakia raised her in Rosh Ha’eyeing, Israel. She was Miss Israel 2004 and served in the IDF for two years.

Gal began modelling in the late 2000s and made her cinematic debut in Fast & Furious (2009) as Gisele Yashar. She reprised the character in numerous later Fast Saga films. Gadot became a global sensation as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), and Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021). She now stars in Netflix action-comedy Red Notice (2021) and mystery thriller Death on the Nile (2022).

Gal has a black 2006 Ducati Monster-S2R and loves motorcycles. Yaron Versano is her husband since September 28, 2008. They have 3 daughters.


Gal Gadot (born April 30, 1985, Petaḥ Tiqwa, Israel) is an Israeli actress, producer, and model. After appearing in various TV episodes and films in the 2000s and 2010s, she became famous as Wonder Woman.

Gadot was born in Petaḥ Tiqwa and raised in Rosh HaʿAyin, a tiny hamlet east of Tel Aviv-Yafo, with her parents and younger sister. She was raised Jewish and values her Judaism and Israeli nationality. Gadot played many sports as a youngster and studied dancing for 12 years. After graduating high school, she won Miss Israel 2004. The same year, as Miss Israel, she competed in Miss Universe but did not place, subsequently saying she tried everything she could to avoid being picked. As a combat fitness teacher, she served two years in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF; 2005–07) at 20. She met Jaron Varsano, her 2008 spouse, during this period.

Gadot modelled after winning Miss Israel and studied law and international relations at IDC Herzliya (now Reichman University) during and after her military service. From modelling to acting, Gadot debuted in 2007’s Bubot, an Israeli TV series. She made her Hollywood debut in Fast & Furious (2009) as ex-Mossad spy and weapons specialist Gisele Yashar, a role she reprised in Fast Five (2011), Furious 6 (2013), and Furious 7 (2015). The action-packed thrillers featured Gadot’s daredevil skills. She had tiny parts in other movies and TV at this time. Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman in many DC films in 2013, debuting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Triple 9 and Criminal, thrillers, and Keeping Up with the Joneses, action comedies, starred Gadot that year. In Patty Jenkins’ highly anticipated Wonder Woman (2017), Gadot became an international celebrity. After months of extremely hard preparation, Gadot undertook most of her own stunt work to play the superhero. She reprised Wonder Woman in Justice League(2017), re edited and released in 2021 as Zack Synder’s Justice League, and Wonder Woman 1984, released in 2020.

She voiced Shank in Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018). Gadot played a world-class art thief in Red Notice (2021), her action-thriller comeback. She appeared in Kenneth Branagh’s 2022 Death on the Nile, based on Agatha Christie’s mystery. Some Arab nations that support Palestine and have bad ties with Israel have banned Gadot’s films due to her IDF service and ardent support for Israel. Gadot and her husband founded Pilot Wave in 2019 to tell inspiring and captivating tales.

Early life

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Gadot was born in Petah Tikva on 30 April 1985 and reared in Rosh HaAyin. Her Hebrew namesake is “wave” and her surname is “riverbanks”. Her parents Hebraized “Greenstein” to “Gadot” before her birth. Her parents are engineer Michael Gadot and physical education teacher Irit (née Weiss). Dana is Gadot’s younger sister.  Gadot’s father is sixth-generation Sabra. Her maternal grandparents were born in 20th-century Europe; her grandfather survived the Holocaust at Auschwitz during Nazi Germany’s occupation of Czechoslovakia, while her grandmother escaped before World War II.

Gadot says she was raised in a “very Jewish, Israeli family environment”. As a child in Israel, she danced jazz and hip-hop for 12 years and worked at Burger King and babysat. Biology major, she graduated from Begin High School in Rosh HaAyin. Gadot visited Auschwitz and Majdanek in Poland as Jewish high school sophomores routinely visit Holocaust memorial sites in Israel. She remembered: “I stood on an ash mountain. I, an entitled youngster, sensed Muselmann’s agony. When I gave my memorial ceremony address, I cried and shivered. I came home more mature and sobbed with my grandfather, completing his youth to mine.”

Gadot joined the Israel Defense Forces as a combat fitness instructor aged 20 for her two-year required duty. She commented, “I think the main reason was that the director Justin Lin really liked that I was in the military, and he wanted to use my knowledge of weapons.” She played Gisele Yashar in Fast & Furious in 2009. After her military service, Gadot studied law at Israel’s IDC Herzliya College (now Reichman University).

A career in modelling and beauty pageants

According to Glamour, Gadot attended the Miss Israel national beauty contest at 18 thinking it would be “fun” and “I never thought I would win.” She won and represented Israel in Miss Universe 2004 in Ecuador.

The model has headlined worldwide campaigns for Miss Sixty, Huawei smartphones, Captain Morgan rum, Gucci perfumes, Vine Vera skincare, and Jaguar Cars. She represented Gucci Bamboo perfume in 2015. Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Bride, Entertainment Weekly, UMM, Cleo, Fashion, Lucire, and FHM have featured her as covergirl. Castro’s primary model from 2008 to 2016 was Gadot. Her 2013 modelling and acting income was NIS 2.4 million.

Gadot, 21, was on the New York Post cover in 2007 after appearing in Maxim’s “Women of the Israel Defense Forces” picture shoot.

Gadot topped FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” list in 2017.

Gadot became Revlon and Reebok ambassador in 2018. She appears in Revlon’s “Live Boldly” and Reebok’s “Be More Human” ads.


Photo: Mario Anzuoni

After Gadot finished her first year of college, a casting director asked her agency to have her audition for Camille Montes in Quantum of Solace. After losing the role to Olga Kurylenko, Gadot acted in Bubot, an Israeli drama, in 2008. Three months later, the casting director from her Quantum of Solace audition picked Gadot over six other actresses to play Gisele Yashar in Fast & Furious 4, the fourth film in the franchise. In those flicks, Gadot did several stunts.

She has tiny roles in 2010 action comedies Date Night and Knight and Day. In 2011, she reprised Gisele in Fast Five, and in 2013, she performed the part again6.

Gadot played Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Swordsmanship, Kung Fu, kickboxing, capoeira, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu prepared Gadot for the part. She declined the role of Faora-Ul in Man of Steel due to her pregnancy. Instead, Antje Traue starred. The film’s greatest aspect was Gadot’s debut cinematic portrayal as the superhero.

Gadot, Lynda Carter, DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, and U.N. Under-Secretary-General Cristina Gallach attended the UN’s “Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls” ceremony on October 21, 2016, the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman’s first appearance. The gesture promoted UN Sustainable Development Goal 5, which aims to empower all women and girls by 2030. UN personnel protested the figure, saying it was “not culturally encompassing or sensitive” and objectified women in a petition to Ban Ki-moon. Thus, the character lost its designation, and the project ceased on 16 December.

In 2016, she appeared briefly in John Hillcoat’s crime-thriller Triple 9, alongside Kate Winslet and Aaron Paul. She played Ryan Reynolds’ wife in Criminal, an action criminal thriller, with Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, and Tommy Lee Jones later that year. Her final 2016 feature was the action comedy Keeping Up with the Joneses, in which she played a secret agent with Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, and Isla Fisher.

Gadot appeared in Wonder Woman’s 2017 standalone film. Her third DC Extended Universe film, Justice League, was released in November 2017. They invited Gadot to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that year.

Photo: Mike Blake

Time magazine called Gadot one of the 100 most important persons in the world in 2018, and Forbes dubbed her the tenth highest-paid actress with $10 million in yearly earnings. Gadot voiced Shank in Ralph Breaks the Internet the same year.

Gadot starred in Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You” music video with Cardi B.

With $31.5 million in 2020, Forbes named Gadot the third highest-paid actress in the world. Gadot was revealed to be teaming with Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins on Cleopatra, an epic drama originally distributed by Paramount Pictures, on October 11, 2020. Jenkins produced and Kari Skogland directed the project afterwards. The spy thriller Heart of Stone cast Gadot in December.

Gadot, Dwayne Johnson, and Ryan Reynolds appeared in Rawson Marshall Thurber’s 2021 Netflix action comedy Red Notice.  Next year, she co-starred alongside Kenneth Branagh, Armie Hammer, Ali Fazal, Tom Bateman, and Annette Bening in Branagh’s 2022 mystery thriller Death on the Nile. Gadot appeared as Wonder Woman in Shazam! Fury of the Gods and The Flash in 2023. She made another Fast & Furious cameo in Fast X.

Gadot will feature as the Evil Queen in Disney’s 1937 animation Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and produce and star in a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 classic To Catch a Thief.


Gadot and her husband Jaron “Yaron” Varsano founded Pilot Wave in October 2019, and she will star in and co-produce an Apple TV+ limited series about actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr and the Warner Bros. historical thriller Irena Sendler, about WWII humanitarian Irena Sendler.

Gadot co-produced and starred in Wonder Woman 1984 in 2020.


Model-like figure.

Personal Life

In 2008, Gadot wed Israeli property entrepreneur Jaron “Yaron” Varsano. In 2011, 2017, and 2021, they welcomed three beautiful girls.In 2019, the duo launched their own film and television production business called Pilot Wave. She managed the boutique hotel that Gal Gadot and her husband, Varsano, owned in Tel Aviv, Israel and sold to Roman Abramovich for $26 million in 2015.

Gadot has a deep interest in martial arts. Both in karate and Krav Maga, she has earned the rank of black belt. She has experience in both training and combat instruction roles for the IDF. Her tremendous experience in martial arts undoubtedly helped her get the part of Wonder Woman.

Gal Gadot, the new Wonder Woman: Fun Facts

It’s hard to imagine, but this actress has depths of intrigue that surpass those of her most recognizable cinematic image. Here at MsMojo, we’ve decided to rank the best information we could find about the new Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot.

This list will focus on Gal Gadot, the most recent Wonder Woman, and the things we know about her.

1.She was crowned Miss Israel in 2004 

Before Gal Gadot was smashing bad men into submission as Wonder Woman, she was simply an ordinary 18-year-old Israeli girl. The soon-to-be-famous beauty queen won the 2004 Miss Israel competition and went on to represent Israel at the 2004 Miss Universe pageant. Gadot, oddly enough, confesses she never wanted to win the latter and that she detested participating in them. But it didn’t stop her from starting a career as a model, and she’s since posed for dozens of companies. The “Women of Israel Defense Forces” picture session in which she appeared was published in Maxim in 2007.But that’s something we’ll discuss shortly.

2. She’s the first actress from outside the United States to portray Wonder Woman.

Photo: Academy Awards

There have been several iterations of the Wonder Woman character over the years. Several actresses have played the part in various media, from feature films to ongoing television series.the fact that they are all Americans being the unifying factor. All past Wonder Women have been American, from Cathy Lee Crosby through Lynda Carter to Keri Russell. Not till today! Israeli-born and bred Gal Gadot is the most current actress to play the legendary DC heroine. We aren’t sure about you, but we find it intriguing that Wonder Woman has a non-American accent.

3. She Almost Became a Bond Girl but Went to Law School Instead

Gal Gadot is the archetypal Bond girl in every way: alluring beauty from a faraway land who isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. In light of this, the fact that she was requested to try out for the part of Camille in the 2008 film “Quantum of Solace” is not shocking. Gadot, however, was too preoccupied with her studies at IDC Herzliya College in Israel to join. The rising celebrity refused the offer because she needed to concentrate on her schoolwork. She declined the part in part because she was still working on her English language skills.

4.  She was a member of the IDF.

Everyone above the age of 18 in Israel must serve in the military. For this reason, Gadot spent two years in the IDF as a combat trainer. Her principal responsibility was to instruct her fellow troops in gymnastics and callisthenics. She got her big break playing Gisele Yashar in “Fast & Furious” because of her experience in the military. She says director Justin Lin was impressed by her military service and thought it would help her portray her role effectively. The fact that Gisele appeared in both of the sequels proves that he was correct.

5. She Was Expecting During the Wonder Woman Shoot

Playing Wonder Woman would put your body through a lot of stress under normal conditions. Imagine being pregnant and attempting to rescue the planet at the same time. The reshoots for “Wonder Woman” occurred while Gal Gadot was five months pregnant with her second kid. Gadot chose to conceal the information because she feared negative repercussions from the public. The fact that the actress has always done her own stunts—most famously in the Fast and Furious films—makes the achievement even more remarkable. We don’t know what else we could say to prove she was the best pick for the part.

Public image

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce revealed Gadot would be the first person of Israeli heritage to be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 26, 2023. Gadot received Israel’s ELEM/Youth in Distress’ LifeSaver Award in 2023.

Gadot uploaded a photo of herself and her daughter praying in front of Shabbat candles in support of the IDF during the 2014 Gaza War on Facebook, along with a statement that immediately garnered over 200,000 likes and more than 15,000 comments of both support and criticism:

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Israel. For all the young men and women who are putting themselves in harm’s way to defend my nation from the terrorists of Hamas, who cower behind the protection of women and children, I am eternally grateful. We will win!!! 

During the Israel-Palestine conflict in 2021, Gadot issued a peace plea that garnered criticism for her apparent support of Israel and her refusal to use the term “Palestinians” when referring to the Palestinians.

Her films Wonder Woman (2017) and Death on the Nile (2022) have been banned in various Middle Eastern countries because of her history of service in the Israel Defense Forces.


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