Gal Gadot managed to successfully combine both modelings. And acting after being cast in a series of blockbuster movies. Born in Rosh HaAyin, Israel, she has crowned Miss Israel in 2004. Due to conscription, Israeli citizens over the age of 18 are required to spend time in the army.
Highest Rated: 93% Wonder Woman (2017)
Lowest Rated: 19% Keeping Up With the Joneses (2016)
Birthday: Apr 30, 1985
Birthplace: Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel
Gadot spent her time split between modeling and the military. Drawing international attention when she was featured in Maxim’s “Women of the Israeli Army” feature in 2007. That same year she made her acting debut on the Israeli TV series “Bubot” (2007-08).
However, it was in 2009 that she really made an impact. When she was cast as Gisele in the fourth installment of the box-office phenomenon “Fast & Furious.” In keeping with her military training, she also performed her own stunts. This was followed by smaller roles in the comedy series “Entourage” (HBO, 2004-2011), “Date Night” (2010), and “Knight and Day” (2010) before returning to the fold for “Fast Five” in 2011.
She also found time to front several major advertising campaigns for fashion label Castro, Captain Morgan rum, and Jaguar alongside a recurring role on the Israeli comedy series “Asfur” (2010-2011). “Fast & Furious 6” (2013) saw Gadot return as Gisele, though it was her final go-round in the series.
Dec. 4, 2013, saw the biggest announcement of Gadot’s career so far when she was named the new Wonder Woman, set to appear in “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016) before the comic book superstar finally made her headlining debut in the long-delayed “Wonder Woman” (2017), co-starring Chris Pine and directed by Patty Jenkins.
The film was a massive critical and box office success, with Gadot’s performance singled out by critics and audiences alike. Gadot next appeared as Wonder Woman in the ensemble film “Justice League” (2017).
As that film was released during a massive wave of publicity about sexual misconduct in Hollywood, Gadot made headlines by saying that she would not appear in the scheduled “Wonder Woman 2” unless producer Brett Ratner, whose career had been shadowed by misconduct allegations, was removed from the project.
2017, Action/Adventure, 2h 21m
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world.
Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.