Gal Gadot competed in beauty pageants before launching her acting career. She played Wonder Woman in DC movies. In 2018, she was one of the world’s highest-paid actresses and made Time’s 100 most influential list.
Gal Gadot was born in Israel in 1985. Her parents gave her a Hebrew name that means “riverbank waves.” Gadot’s grandparents struggled in Nazi-occupied Europe before coming to Israel. Gal Gadot grew up with a sister before studying law and international relations.
Gal Gadot, an Israeli citizen, served two years in the IDF. Her military experience helped her land acting opportunities. Maxim magazine’s “Women of the IDF” photoshoot was in 2007.
Gal Gadot switched to acting after college. “Bond Girl” auditions featured Quantum of Solace. In the fourth Fast & Furious film, she was introduced to numerous audiences. She landed the role due to her military background and performed her own stunts.
Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman pay was $300,000. This sparked uproar because she made less than male superhero performers. In subsequent films when she played Wonder Woman, Gadot’s compensation grew.