15 things you might not know about Gal Gadot
With the pandemic continuing to impact the film industry, the performance of ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ this holiday season has been one of few bright spots for movies in 2020.
Gal Gadot continues to earn praise for her role as the Amazonian princess from Themiscyra and Wonder Woman remains one of the most popular characters in the DC film stable.
Check out our slideshow to see photos of Gadot, learn more about Gal’s past and other interesting facts about the actress.
1. She turned 35 in 2020
Gadot was born on April 30, 1985.
2. She was born in Israel
Gal is originally from Tel Aviv.
3. She competed in the Miss Universe Pageant
Gal was crowned Miss Israel in 2004.
4. She served in the military
Gadot served for two years in the IDF, primarily as a fitness instructor.
5. She’s worked in the fast food industry
One of Gal’s first jobs was working at a local Burger King.
6. She’s worked for some of the biggest luxury brands
While working as a model, Gadot was part of campaigns for brands like Gucci and Jaguar.
7. She’s part of another famous film franchise
While best known for her role as Wonder Woman, Gal got her start in another famous franchise, appearing in multiple ‘Fast & Furious’ sequels.
8. She came up short in her first film audition
The first film role Gadot tried out for was Camille in the Bond film ‘Quantum of Solace’ that went to Olga Kurylenko.
9. She almost appeared in another comic book film franchise
Gadot was once considered for the role of Nebula in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ but lost out to Karen Gillan.
10. She still ended up in a Disney film
Gal voiced the character Shank in the animated ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’
11. She appeared in a music video
Gadot made a cameo in the video for Maroon 5′s song ‘Girls Like You’
12. She’s a mom
Gadot and her husband have two daughters, Alma and Maya.
13. She’s taken heat for one of her roles
Gal has been cast as Cleopatra in an upcoming film, a move that has drawn some criticism.
14. She was one of the highest-paid actresses in 2020
According to Forbes, Gal earned more than $30M in the past year, third only behind Angelina Jolie and Sofia Vergara.
15. What’s next for Gadot?
Gal will star with Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds in the film ‘Red Notice’ set to debut on Netflix sometime in 2021.
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