Here are some random tidbits about Gal.

  1. Gal studied law at the university where she planned to be a lawyer.
  2. At the age of 19, she was elected Miss Israel in 2004 and represented her country at the Miss Universe beauty contest the same year, where she finished 15th.
  3. Gal is the first non-American actress to play the role of Diana Prince / Wonder Woman.
  4. She loves basketball, volleyball, dodgeball (the sporty variant of the ball to prisoners) tennis.
  5. Gal performed her compulsory military service in the Israel Defense Forces. She was a combat instructor for young recruits.
  6. She owns a Ducati Monster-S2R black bike dating from 2006.
  7. She has described her family background as “1/4 Polish, 1/4 Austrian, 1/4 German, and 1/4 Czech”.
  8. Her name means “wave” in Hebrew and her last name is “river bank” or “shores”.
  9. She is an Israeli actress and fashion model.
  10. Her father is an engineer and her mother is a teacher.
  11. After finishing her first year at university, a casting director who saw her card called her to audition for the part of Bond girl Camille Montes in the film Quantum of Solace. She failed to win the part which went instead to Olga Kurylenko (who would years later also compete with Gadot in the audition for the part of Wonder Woman). However, as a result of the audition for Quantum of Solace, the casting director instead hired Gadot for the role of Gisele in Fast & Furious.
  12. In 2007, the 21 year old Gadot took a part in the Maxim photo shoot “Women of the Israeli army,” and as such she featured on the cover of the New York Post. In April 2012, Shalom Life ranked her Number 5 on its list of “the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and gorgeous Jewish women in the world”, behind model Bar Refaeli and actress Eva Green.
  13. She has led international campaigns for Captain Morgan rum, Gucci fragrances and Vine Vera skincare ranges, and advertised Jaguar Cars.
  14. She says that at high school she was successful at basketball due to her height of 5 ft 10 in.
  15. To transition from a fashion model body-type, to play the role of the action hero Wonder Woman, Gadot says that she has had to put on 17 pounds of muscle. She says she built up the muscle through doing kung fu, kick boxing, sword fighting, snd ju jitsu.
  16. Was close friends with her Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker.
  17. She was offered to portray Faora in Man of Steel (2013), but turned it down due of her pregnancy at that time.
  18. In 2012, Gal Gadot was ranked number 5 by Shalom Life in the top 50 most intelligent, talented, funny and beautiful Jewish women in the world.
  19. Currently she is the second highest paid Israeli model in the world. She is second only to Bar Refaeli.