Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot sexy attends the 29th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, 01/03/2018
Gal Gadot-Varsano (Hebrew: גל גדות, pronounced [ˈɡal ɡaˈdot]; born April 30, 1985) is an Israeli actress and model. She is famous for portraying Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and then the solo film Wonder Woman and the ensemble Justice League (both 2017). She also starred as Gisele Yashar in three The Fast and the Furious films.
Gadot was born and raised in Israel. At age 18 she was crowned Miss Israel 2004. She then served two years in the Israel Defense Forces as a combat instructor. She began studying at IDC Herzliya college before pursuing modeling and acting.
Gal Gadot was born in Petah Tikva and raised in its neighbouring city of Rosh HaAyin. In Hebrew, her first name means “wave” and her surname means “riverbanks”. Her parents are Irit (née Weiss), a teacher, and Michael Gadot, an engineer. Both her parents were born in Israel, and they Hebraized their surname from “Greenstein”. Her father is a sixth-generation Israeli. Her maternal grandparents were born in Europe; her grandfather, who was imprisoned in the Auschwitz concentration camp, survived the Holocaust, and her grandmother left before the Nazi invasion. Gadot has stated that she was brought up in a “very Jewish, Israeli family environment”. Her ancestry is Polish-Jewish, Austrian-Jewish, German-Jewish, and Czech-Jewish. She has one younger sister, Dana.
Her high school major was biology. She says that in high school she was good at basketball because of her height. As a teenager, her first jobs were babysitting and at Burger King. As an adult, Gadot studied law and international relations at the IDC Herzliya college.