Who is Gal Gadot? Wonder Woman actress, former Miss Israel and Gucci model

GAL Gadot played fierce superhero in the 2017 movie Wonder Woman.

She is know set to make an appearance at Eurovision 2019 – here's what you need to know about her..

Who is Gal Gadot?

Gal Gadot is a 33-year-old Israeli actress and model best known for her role as Gisele Yashar in the Fast & Furious franchise as well as playing Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe.

She served in the Israeli military for two years from the age of 20 and began modelling in the early 2000s. Since she had become the face of Gucci Bamboo fragrance.

In 2009 she made her film debut in Fast & Furious before going on to star in sequels Fast & Furious 5 (2011) and Fast & Furious 6 (2013). She performed all her own stunts in the films.

Gal appeared in Keeping Up with the Joneses, Knight and Day and Date Night.

She was also crowned Miss Israel in 2004 before going on to take part in Miss Universe that same year.

Who did Gal Gadot play in Wonder Woman?

Gal Gadot played Princess Diana, aka Wonder Woman.

Diana is the daughter of Queen Hippotlya and was the first child born on Paradise Island where the immortal Amazons live.

The Greek goddesses created the Amazons by placing the souls of women murdered by men on the island.

But Diana's soul was held back to become Hippotlya's unborn baby.

Diana was given six gifts from the gods: Athena, wisdom and courage; Demeter, great strength; Hestia, sisterhood with fire; Aphrodite, beauty and a loving heart; Hermes, speed and the power of flight; Artemis, a hunter's heart and a communion with animals.

In the film, American pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crashes onto her island and tells her about a world war that is happening.

Diana decides to leave her home, and try to stop the war. She becomes the hero Wonder Woman with her famous lasso, and fights to save lives.

But Diana will have to fight for her own survival too as she comes up against the mysterious villain, Doctor Poison.

How did Gal Gadot prepare for her audition for Wonder Woman?

Gal had a unique way of preparing for her Wonder Woman audition – by listening to Beyoncé.

Speaking to W Magazine, she revealed that director Zack Snyder had asked her to do a camera test – which she described as "torture".

She said: "They were looking at six or seven girls, and we were all in separate trailers and were told to stay inside until they called us.

"Waiting is my enemy Number One, and I was losing my mind. So, I decided to put on Beyoncé.

"Who runs the world? Girls! I just started to dance, and I let my anxiety go. Thank you, Beyoncé!"

Is Gal Gadot in a relationship and has she got children?

Gal married Israeli real estate developer Yaron Varsano in 2008 and the couple have two daughters together – Alma and Maya.

The actress revealed that she met Yaron 10 years ago through mutual friends at a "very strange party in the Israeli desert".

She said: "It was all about yoga, chakras, and eating healthy — we didn't exactly find ourselves there, but we found each other.

"I think I [knew he was the one], but I was too young to get it. He did. He's 10 years older than me.

"He told me on our second date he was serious and wasn't going to wait more than two years to ask me to marry him. Fast-forward two years; he proposed. We were married in 2008."

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