It is almost impossible to find another woman whose personality and career portfolio combines the sultry nature of modeling and the brute force of the military as seamlessly as Gal Gadot.
If the name is not known, that’s fine. Just think back to the following characters. Gisele Yashar from The Fast and The Furious, or Wonder Woman from the DC Extended Universe movies, such as Wonder Woman. Gisele is a model, military man, and actress who proves time and again that women can be just as successful as men, no matter what industry they’re in
Gal Gadot was born on April 30, 1985, in Petah Tikva Israel and grew up in a town in Rosh HaAyin. Her father Michael Gadot is sixth-generation Israeli and her mother Irit, a first-generation Israeli. Gadot grew up in a very Jewish environment, and she has a younger sister, Dana. The actress’s first name means “wave” and her last name means “riverbank”.
She studied biology in high school and excelled at playing basketball. At that time she also worked at Burger King and had a babysitting job on the side.
Gal showed just a little bit of her feminine power when she won the 2004 edition of the Miss Isreal beauty contest at the age of 18 and competed for the Miss Universe crown that same year. At the age of 20, she served as a combat instructor with the Israeli defense forces for two years. She says this taught her discipline, respect, and selflessness. After military service, Gadot went to IDC Herzliya College, where she studied law and international relations.
Throughout her modeling career, she has worked with such prominent names as Huawei, Captain Morgan Rum, Jaguar, Gucci, and Miss Sixty. She also graced the front page of magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Cleo, Glamour, Entertainment Weekly, New York Post and so on. In 2012, she was ranked 5th on Shalom Life’s list of “The 50 most talented, intelligent, funny and beautiful Jewish women in the world.
Her groundbreaking role came in the form of the character of Gisele Yashar in the fourth episode of the film series The Fast and Furious. Gadot’s background as a military combat instructor enabled her to perform her stunt work during the shooting. Her performance was good enough to encourage her to perform her character again in the next two episodes of the series in 2011 and 2013.
In 2016 she would become one of the established heroines of the DC Extended Universe. She had a lot of training in kung-fu kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, capoeira, and sword fighting. This training was valuable for her role in the 2016 film Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. In 2017, she again took on the role in her feature film Wonder Woman and the hero ensemble film Justice League.
Gadot has also played major roles in other films such as Keeping Up with the Joneses, Criminal and Triple 9.
Gal Gadot’s Net Worth
If you count her income from modeling, the catwalk, and the movie business, Gadot sits pretty comfortably on a decent wad of cash. After the net worth of celebrities, she’s worth $8 million.
Granted, she only earned $300,000 for her role in the hugely successful film Wonder Woman, but that’s the convention for a superhero in her debut film. It is more than likely that she will receive a killer fee for the inevitable sequel.
Husband and Children
Gal Gadot and husband Yaron VarsanoGal is the wife of an Israeli real estate developer, Yaron Varsano. They met at a party – an event they both describe as unusual – in the desert of Israeli. They then clicked together and on their second date, Yaron, who is ten years older than her, said he would marry her and not wait more than two years.
In September 2008, the couple entered into the bond of marriage. They have two daughters. They welcomed their first child, Alma Varsano in 2011 and the second, Maya Varsano, in March 2017.
Gal is not the only one in their family who is successful in their efforts. Her husband is a successful businessman and has done business with the once richest man in Russia, Roman Abramovich. He and his brother Guy formerly owned a hotel in Varsano in Tel Aviv. In 2015 they redeemed the property and sold it to Abramovich for 26 million dollars.
Gal Gadot’s Feet, Height and Body
If you look at the average age of death in Hollywood, Gal Gadot still has her whole life ahead of her. Her height is impressive: 1.78 m (5 feet 8 inches). Her height combined with military fighting skills and weapon experience is the reason why the director of Fast & Furious, Justin Lin, wanted to work with her.
The actress maintains a healthy weight of 59kg (130lb) and enjoys training at least three times a week. She has dark brown hair and light brown eyes. Gadot has a 34-inch bust size, 23-inch waist size, and 34-inch hip size. Her shoe size is 9 (US) or 39.5 (EU).