Gal Gadot-Varsano (born April 30, 1985, addressed professionally as Gal Gadot, is a well-known gifted Israeli actress and model. She is prominent for her role as Gisele Yashar in the Fast and Furious film franchise.
She is a household name in the Jewish entertainment industry, ranking fifth on Shalom Life’s list of the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and beautiful Jewish women in the world. She began her modeling career and rose to become the country’s top model, winning the prestigious Miss Israel pageant, which made her represent her country at the Miss Universe pageant.
Gal Gadot tried her hand at acting after a successful modeling career. Her stunning appearance, never-say-die military spirit, and artistic determination to succeed all contributed to her meteoric rise to stardom. She was quickly cast in high-profile Hollywood projects. She appeared in the Fast and Furious film series and played a superhero in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
|Gal Gadot: History ‧ Bio ‧ Photo|
|Full Name:||Gal Gadot-Varsano|
|Stage Name:||Gal Gadot|
|Born:||30 April 1985 (age 37 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Petah Tikva, Israel|
|Parents:||Irit Gadot, Michael Gadot|
|Husband • Spouse:||Jaron Varsano (m. 2008)|
|Boyfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Children:||Maya Varsano, Alma Varsano, Daniella Varsano|
|Occupation:||Actress • Model|
|Net Worth:||US$30 million|
Early Life & Education
The Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot was born on April 30, 1985, in Rosh Haayin, Israel.
She was born to Irit Gadot and Michael Gadot. Her mother, Irit Gadot, was a teacher, and her father, Michael Gadot, was an engineer by trade. She has a sister named Dana Gadot.
Gal Gadot majored in biology in high school and excelled in basketball due to her height. She attended the Reichman Law School and the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya after graduating from high school.
At 18 years old, Gal Gadot competed in the 2004 Miss Israel pageant, and she was crowned Miss Universe and represented Israel at the prestigious Miss Universe pageant in Ecuador. She joined the Israeli Defense Forces at the age of 20 and served for two years. Military training instilled a strong sense of self-discipline, which she credits as a valuable lesson in her future career path.
Gal Gadot studied law after completing her military service. While studying law, Justin Lin, who is a casting director, noticed her after her first year of law school. He summoned her to an audition for the role of Camille Montes, the Bond girl in Quantum of Solace, but Olga Kurylenko defeated her.
Justin Lin offered Gal Gadot the role of Gisele in the fourth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, knowing her potential and not wanting to lose her. Simultaneously, she made her television debut in the Israeli drama Bubot.
She appeared in the action-adventure film Knight and Day in 2010. Before this, she portrayed Natanya, Mark Wahlberg‘s character’s girlfriend, in the film Date Night.
Gal Gadot returned to the Fast & Furious franchise as Gisele in the fifth and sixth installments. As she continues acting, she was cast as Wonder Woman in the film Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016. Her superhero performance was so impressive that her character became known as the best role in the film. Despite this being her first performance as a superhero, she nailed it.
Following the phenomenal success of Batman vs. Superman, she signed on for two sequels, including Justice League and a solo Wonder Woman, both of which are set to hit theatres in 2017. She trained in swordsmanship, Kung Fu kickboxing, capoeira, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu for the role.
Aside from her superhero series, Gal Gadot had a small role in John Hillcoat‘s crime thriller Triple 9 in 2016. In the film, she appeared alongside the very talented Kate Winslet and Aaron Paul.
She also appeared as the wife of Ryan Reynolds‘ character in the thriller film Criminal and as a secret agent in the comedy Keeping Up with the Joneses, alongside Isla Fisher and Jon Hamm.
Gal Gadot, in addition to being an actress, is also a model. She was featured on the cover of the New York Post for her participation in the Maxim photo shoot Women of the Israeli Army.
She has directed numerous international advertising campaigns for brands such as Captain Morgan rum, Gucci fragrances, Vine Vera skincare lines, Jaguar automobiles, and others. She has modeled for Gucci’s Bamboo perfume line, Huawei smartphones, and Miss Sixty.
From 2008 to 2016, Gal Gadot was the face of the fashion label Castro. During this time, she appeared on the covers of several popular magazines, including Cosmopolitan, Lucire, Entertainment Weekly, Fashion, Glamour, Bride Magazine, UMM, Cleo, and FHM.
In terms of her personal life, Gal Gadot married Israeli real estate developer Yaron Varsano on September 28, 2008. The couple is blessed with three kids: Maya Varsano, Alma Varsano, and Daniella Varsano.
They had their first child, Alma Varsano, in 2011, their second, Maya Varsano, in March 2017, while their third child, Daniella Varsano, was born in 2021.
- Wonder Woman (2017)
- Fast Five (2011)
- Furious 6 (2013)
- Furious Seven (2015)
- Justice League (2017)
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
- Fast & Furious (2009)
- Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
- Criminal (2016)
- Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)
Gal Gadot has accumulated an estimated net worth which is placed at US$30 million.
She rose to prominence as a fashion model after competing in various beauty pageants, and she later achieved international acclaim for her acting career.
The Israeli actress and fashion model Gal Gadot have over 85.9 million followers on Instagram, following 1122 with several 1686 IG posts.
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