Gal Gadot (born 30 April 1985) is an Israeli actress and model. As an actress, Gadot is known for her role, which began in 2009, as Gisele in The Fast and the Furious film series. From 2016 onwards, Gadot plays the role of Diana Prince / Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
In previous years she had been among the top ten highest earning fashion models in Israel alongside Esti Ginzburg, Liraz Dror and Shlomit Malka, and falling behind only to Bar Refaeli. She is the face of Gucci’s Bamboo perfume.
Gadot was born and raised in Rosh HaAyin, Israel. In Hebrew, her first name means “wave” and her surname means “riverbanks” or “shores”. Her parents had Hebraized their surname from “Greenstein” to “Gadot”. Her father is an engineer and her mother is a teacher. Her parents were born in Israel. She has described her family background as “1/4 Polish, 1/4 Austrian, 1/4 German, and 1/4 Czech”.Gadot has stated that she was brought up in a “very Jewish, Israeli family environment”, and has a “strong sense of her Jewish and Israeli identity”.
She has led international campaigns for Captain Morgan rum, Gucci fragrances and Vine Vera skincare ranges, and advertised Jaguar Cars. She is the face of Gucci’s Bamboo perfume brand. She has featured as the covergirl on Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Bride Magazine, FHM. Gadot has been a model for Castro (whose fashion shows she also hosts). In 2013, her annual modelling salary was estimated at NIS 2.4 million, which was ahead of a number of other famous Israeli models such as Esti Ginzburg, Liraz Dror and Shlomit Malka (who campaigns for Ralph Lauren), although significantly behind Bar Refaeli.