From serving in the armed forces, and riding a motorbike to taking part in Miss Universe and modeling for Gucci, Gal Gadot is all kinds of cool. If you aren’t aware of this kick ass actress and gorgeous model yet, we guarantee you will be soon as Gal is starring as Wonder Woman in the upcoming ‘Batman vs Superman : Dawn of Justice’ movie, which is due to hit cinemas next year. She’s been seriously rocking Comic Con this week, and fellow attendee Cara Delevingne uploaded a picture of the two of them to Instagram. Looks like someone’s got a new A-list BFF!
Born and raised in Israel, Gal has quite a rich history – not the usual background for a super model and Hollywood A-lister. Here is everything you need to know about the brunette beauty that is tipped for seriously big things this year…
The natural beauty won Miss Israel in 2004, aged 19 and went on to represent her country in the Miss Universe Pageant the same year. This lady isn’t all about tiaras and pink sashes though, as she then went on to join the Israel Defense Forces and worked as a soldier and personal trainer for two years .Yes, really!
Whilst in the forces, Gal also worked part time as a model and started to get noticed internationally after starring in a photo shoot for Maxim in 2007. Unsurprisingly, Gal’s modelling career quickly took off and she fronted campaigns for big brands, including clothing label Castro and Gucci’s Bamboo fragrance.
Gal made the move from modelling to Hollywood, bagging herself a role in the 2009 film, Fast and Furious 4. She went on to star in the next two films in the franchise, reportedly doing all her own stunts for each high speed movie too. Is there no end to this girls talents?!
Need even more reasons to love Gal? Well, in between all of her acting and modelling, the star is a bit of a motorcycle obsessive and gets around on her Ducati Monster S2R, plays basket ball regularly, and has a whole host of a-list pals including Cara Delevingne, Amy Adams, Aaron Paul and Kate Winslet. Blimey!
Gal married her boyfriend Yaron Versano in 2008, and the couple had a baby in 2011. Their SUPER cute daughter Alma pops up a lot in Gal’s Instagram shots and likes to hang out with her mum backstage on shoots. Pretty glam for a four year old!
When it was officially announced that Gal was to play, the iconic female super hero in the upcoming Batman vs Superman film, the news was met with mixed reactions. But, after discovering all the facts about this young mum, busy model, and thrill seeking star, we think Gal Gadot is pretty much a modern day Wonder Woman anyway and PERFECT for the job. We feel a major girl crush coming on…