Biography of Gal GadotGal Gadot is a famous Israeli actress and model, recognized in Hollywood after appearing in the "racing" franchise "Fast and the Furious." The professional path of the star looks like a series of turns with lucky accidents, and the motto of the celebrity is the phrase: "Always move forward – happiness is waiting after the turn!". Her net worth: 30 million.
ChildhoodGal Gadot was born in the city of Rosh-ha-Ain in the Central District of Israel. The actress's father was an engineer, mother was a teacher. They were both born in Israel, but grandfathers and grandmothers of the celebrity are emigrants from Europe. During the invasion of the Nazi army, the actress's grandfather was imprisoned in a concentration camp, and this fact defined the attitude of all his descendants to their roots and the history of the genus.
When the actress's parents got married, they initiated a process of Hebrewization on their own initiative to complete assimilation, so they changed their last name, Greenstein, for Gadot, which in Hebrew means "bank of the river". When a daughter was born in the family, she was also given a «watery» name - Gal, which is to be translated as "wave." Gal always considered herself a true Israeli, although in her veins there is also the blood of Polish, Czech, Austrian and German Jews.
Soon after Gal was born, the Gadot family moved to Tel Aviv, so all her childhood memories are associated with this city. And although the star claimed that she was brought up in a "very strict Jewish family," parents did not limit their beautiful daughter in her hobbies. For instance, she practiced sports and was fond of motorcycles.
Gal studied in a special school, where she chose the course of biology. After classes, she could be found on a basketball or volleyball field, tennis court or in the pool. The girl's special passion love was dancing - she even dreamed of becoming a choreographer for a while. But over time, her preferences changed, and she reoriented herself toward jurisprudence.
Model career and service in the ArmyOutstanding appearance made the young Gal a target for casting managers of model agencies. It was on the recommendation of one of them that she applied for participation in the beauty contest Miss Israel 2004. The 18-year-old beauty did it for fun, so she was sincerely surprised when she became the winner: "I was shocked when they put a crown on me."
The new title allowed Gal to become a participant of the large-scale competition "Miss Universe". The girl went to the capital of Ecuador, but she did not get into the list of fifteen finalists, so she had to buy a return ticket to Tel Aviv.
The victory in the beauty contest became an impetus to start the modeling career. The beauty was overloaded with offers from local model agencies (Elite, Super-Farm, and others), and European ones - LaPerla Lingerie, Arena, Danza, Esprit. However, it was the time to fulfill civic duties for Gal. The girl was called to the Army as soon as she turned 18, but participation in the competitions allowed her to get a delay. After returning from Ecuador, Gal spent two years in the IDF as a fitness instructor: "The army takes away your freedom, but teaches discipline and respect."
That time, Gal not only learned how to master the weapons but managed to appear on the pages of Maxim magazine. On the initiative of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, " in order to improve the image of the Jewish state and the Israeli Army" after the exhausting Second Lebanon War, Maxim magazine conducted a photoshoot of "Women of the Israeli Army" with beauties who were in the Army service. Gadot was photographed lying on the parapet of the capital's skyscraper wearing an elegant gray bikini and high heels. Under the snapshot, a quote from the interview was posted: "Soldiers love me because I help them to lose weight." This photo also appeared on the front page of the New York Post.
The advertising campaign with an erotic focus caused a lot of controversy and gossip in the country, but the all of readers of the famous men's magazine fell in love with Israeli beauty, and two years later Gal appeared on the cover of Maxim, though not as a representative of Israel Defense Forces, but as a Hollywood star.
The Israeli beauty also starred for advertising companies of Captain Morgan, Jaguar Cars, Gucci fragrances, and Vine Vera skincare products. Gal appeared on the covers of Cosmopolitan, Glamor, Bride Magazine and FHM.
In 2007, Gadot signed a contract with the Israeli brand Castro and appeared regularly on the shows of new collections. In 2010, the girl became a participant in the reality show "Beautiful Life" – in it, 6 young models competed for a contract with a model agency of New York.
"The original mixture of Famke Janssen and Megan Fox, seasoned with a special oriental flavor," – as Gadot's fans called her – was recognized in 2013 as one of the most famous models of Israel, yielding to the primacy only Bar Rafaeli.
Actress's careerAfter the demo, Gadot tried to make her school dream true – to become a lawyer. She went to college in Herzliya, where she studied law for several semesters. At the same time, the beautiful woman tried herself in the cinema art: in 2007 she appeared in the drama series of Israeli production "Bubot".
Gal liked the experience, so right after finishing the first year, she flew to another continent – to conquer the American Dream Factory. Gal was invited to the casting for another film about Agent 007 ("Quantum of Solace"). The beginning actress was auditioned for the role of Camilla Montes, but eventually, Olga Kurylenko became Bond's girlfriend.
Nevertheless, these tests did not go unnoticed by Hollywood directors - an Israeli model who skillfully mastered weapons and was able to ride a motorcycle was approved for the role of Giselle Yashar in the movie "Fast and the Furious." "Life is such a thing - you never know what it will give you," Gal admitted. "The main reason why Justin Lin took me to the role is my service in the army."
The new image of Gadot so pleased the director that her character reappeared in the sequels of the "racing" franchise "Fast and the Furious". The name of the actress was listed in the credits of the seventh part of the film, although the scenes with her participation were cut from the previous parts.
According to Zoomboola.com, in 2010, the Hollywood portfolio of Gal Gadot got new listings – the comedy "Date Night" and the thriller "Knight and Day". The actress got the valuable experience of work with such masters of American cinema as Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, although there were few scenes with her character Naomi.
In 2016, an action film "The Outlaw" with the participation of Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Costner was released.
Gal Gadot - Wonder WomanIn March 2016, the audience saw the star of "Fast and the Furious" in a new role of Wonder Woman, a girl with a superpower from the "superhero" DC comics universe. The action film "Batman vs. Superman" was the starting point for a new round of Gal Gadot's career. It is peculiar that initially the star was auditioned for the role of Catwoman, even without expecting that she would get one of the key characters. However, in the end, the actress played remarkably with Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck, so the directors, without hesitation, approved her for the role in the upcoming sequels.
At the same time, the girl was busy shooting the Israeli comedy "Give a kick to Shoshan" and the crime drama "Triple 9", which, however, was met by the audience with little enthusiasm.
Gal Gadot's Personal lifeWhile shooting the fourth part of the "Fast and the Furious" franchise, Gal Gadot stated that she had been dating Israeli businessman Yaron Versano for a long time. The couple got married in September 2008, and three years later the actress gave birth to her daughter Alma.
Yaron was born in Amsterdam, studied at New York University. Later he became the owner of the luxurious Varsano Hotel in Neve Tzedek, a prestigious area of Tel Aviv. In 2015, the couple sold the hotel to Roman Abramovich for $ 26 million.
Gal Gadot NowIn June 2017, the first "solo" film by Gal Gadot, "The Wonder Woman," was released. The picture told the pre-history of her heroine, the warrior princess of the Amazons Diana. In November, the first part of the League of Justice was published, where Jason Momoa (Aquaman) and Ezra Miller (Flash) joined the cast of Batman vs. Superman.
Gal's character will appear in the solo film about Flash (the premiere was announced for 2020), the 'Wonder Woman' sequel (the movie probably postponed for 2021 due to Covid-19 pandemic) and the second part of the "League of Justice".
In 2020 fans will see her in mini-series about Hedy Lamarr, the genius inventor and Hollywood star with German roots with an incredible life story.
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