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Meet Gal Gadot, The New Wonder Woman

Miss Universe contestant, ex-army officer and star of the Fast And The Furious franchise, Gal Gadot is one talented woman. However, this Spring she takes on her biggest role yet, as Wonder Woman.

Following her show-stealing performance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gal Gadot is revisiting the beloved character superhero character once more.

Here's everything you need to know about Israeli actress and model...

What other movies has Gal Gadot been in before Wonder Woman?

Gal Gadot’s first big Hollywood part was in 2008 when she starred in the fourth film in The Fast And The Furious franchise. Gadot’s part of Giselle was then reprised for both Fast Five in 2011 and Fast And The Furious 6 in 2013.

In 2016, Gal Gadot landed the role of Wonder Woman which saw her play the iconic character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. She will also star in the two sequels, Justin League and the upcoming Wonder Woman movie.

2016 was a busy year for Gadot who also played Ryan Reynolds’ wife in the thriller, Criminal, starred alongside Kate Winslet and Aaron Paul in the crime-thriller Triple 9, and played a secret agent with Isla Fisher in comedy, Keeping Up with the Joneses.

How did Gal Gadot become famous?

Gal Gadot first found fame when she won the 2004 Miss Israel competition, and subsequent 2004 Miss Universe pageant in Ecuador. And she has continued to work as a model throughout her career as an actress.

Who has Gal Gadot modelled for?

Gal Gadot has starred in international campaigns for Captain Morgan rum, Vine Vera skincare ranges, and Jaguar Cars. Most notably she is the face of Gucci's Bamboo. In the video campaign for the fragrance, Gadot shows off her superhero skills as she wields a fencing sword and plays the piano naked (as you do).

How old is Gal Gadot?

Gal Gadot is 31 years old, and was born in Rosh HaAyin, Israel in 1985. After school she completing two years mandatory military service before starting to study for a Law degree, of which she never completed due to her part in Fast And The Furious.

Who is Gal Gadot’s husband?

Gal Gadot is married to Israeli real estate developer, Yaron Varsano. The pair tied the knot in September 2008 and they have one daughter, aged six. Last November, the actress announced via Instagram that she and her husband were expecting another child.

Is Gal Gadot on Instagram?

Gal Gadot has a whopping 3.8 million followers on Instagram. She shares candid selfies and inspirational quotes alongside behind-the-scenes pics on set and shots from her upcoming movies.

How does Gal Gadot keep in shape?

For her part as Wonder Woman, Gadot spent years training her body with a mixture of cardio, martial arts and weight training. She also received swordsmanship, Kung Fu kickboxing, capoeira and Brazilian jiu-jitsu training to transform into the famous superhero.

Will Gal Gadot be in Wonder Woman 2?

The upcoming Wonder Woman sequel is scheduled to be released December 13, 2019. At this stage we know Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins ( the highest-grossing female director of a live-action film), won't be on board for the film but it is up in the air whether Gadot will reprise her role. While Gadot's deal with Warner Bros. stipulates she must appear in a number of DC movies, with Jenkins not signed on for the sequel it is not definite that Gadot will play the part once again.

Pick up the March issue of Empire to read Gal Gadot’s interview.

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