Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot (born 30 April 1985) is an Israeli actress and fashion model. She won the Miss Israel title in 2004 and went on to represent Israel at the 2004 Miss Universe beauty pageant. Gadot is known for her role as Gisele in The Fast and the Furious film series. On December 4, 2013, Warner Bros. revealed that Gadot was cast in the role of Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

 Gadot was born and raised in Rosh HaAyin, Israel. Her parents are Israeli-born, and her ancestors were Jewish immigrants from Europe (she has described her family background as "1/4 Polish, 1/4 Austrian, 1/4 German, and 1/4 Czech").She has stated that she was brought up in a "very Jewish, Israeli family environment". She served for two years as a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces. She is an avid motorcycle rider and owns a black 2006 Ducati Monster-S2R.She also plays in volleyball, basketball and tennis teams. When starring in the Fast & Furious films, she did all her own stunts.

Since 2008, Gadot has been a leading model for Castro (whose fashion shows she also hosts). She has also led international campaigns for Captain Morgan rum, and Vine Vera skincare ranges, and advertised Jaguar Cars. She has featured as the covergirl on Cosmopolitan, Bride Magazine, FHM. In 2013, her annual modelling salary was estimated to be in the millions of shekels, ahead of Israeli models Esti Ginzburg, Liraz Dror and Shlomit Malka (who campaigns for Ralph Lauren), although significantly behind Bar Refaeli.
At the age of 19, she attended and won the 2004 Miss Israel competition. After winning, she travelled to Ecuador to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. She did not place in the top 15. At the age of 19, Gadot joined the Israeli Army. Throughout her two-year service term in the Israel Defense Forces, she also worked as a model. She subsequently started at university, studying law, until she was called to audition for the part of Bond girl Camille Montes in the film Quantum of Solace, as a result of which the casting directors instead hired her for Fast & Furious.


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