Not only does Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot play Wonder Woman in the upcoming DC film, but it turns out she’s a kick ass woman in real life too.
One interesting thing to note is Gal’s name, Gal is Hebrew for “wave” while Gadot means “riverbanks”. She is also currently the face for Gucci’s bamboo perfume.
With the release of the new Wonder Woman movie, which will be in theaters June 1, we thought what better time to let you know the woman behind the Armour.
Gal was in the Israeli defense force
Not only does she display some killer moves on screen she served as a soldier for two years after she finished high school. Yes, this does mean she has knowledge on using weapons and combat.
She performs her own stunts
In her role in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise Gal did all her own stunts throughout the films. She described the experience as “an incredible adrenaline rush”.
She’s a Mother of two
As well as working on movies Gal is also a mum to two daughters, Alma and Maya, and they’re super adorbs.
Her grandparents were holocaust survivors
Grandpa.. I miss you , hero. You left us 3 years ago but your legacy is living with us forever. My grandfather was born in 1928 in a small village named Muncaks in Czechoslovakia. His ENTIRE family was brutally vanished in WW2. Just because someone had decided they were born into the wrong religion and race .My grandpa taught me there is NO wrong religion . No wrong color . And no wrong race. I was taught to love all people for what their heart is. We're all spirits and souls in this universe . Light should always beat darkness as love should always beat hatred. Today we remember and never forget.
She often speaks about her grandparents and what her family went through during the second world war.
She loves dogs just as much as the rest of us
Come on, who doesn’t love dogs? Bonus fact: Her dogs name is Lola.
Gal is definitely an actress to watch this year. While wonder woman may be a fictional superhero, we’d say Gal definitely is as close as you can get to the real thing!
Wonder woman will be in theaters around New Zealand tomorrow and will also star Chris Pine, David Thewlis and Robin Wright.
Image Credits: Warner Bros