Shocking facts you didn't know about Wonder Woman Gal Gadot

26 April 2016 / 5 months 4 weeks ago

Fans of the Fast and Furious franchise will know Gal Gadot as popular character Gisele but her career has really taken off since being cast as Wonder Woman.

The Coverage has dug up seven facts about the gorgeous star that will shock you:

Fact 1: She is an Israeli

She is an Israeli actress and model. At the age of 19, she won the title of Miss Israeli and represented her country at the 2004 Miss Universe competition in Quito, Ecuador.

Fact 2: She is from a military background

Gal served in the Israeli Defence Force for two years and is proud of her time in the military.

She has a vast knowledge about weapons that aided her in her role as Gisele in the Fast and Furious series.

Fact 3: She does her own stunts

Not many actresses in Hollywood are capable of doing their own stunts but it's something that Gal happily committed to in Fast and Furious.

Fact 4: She is a married mum

Sorry, guys. Gal got married in 2008 to her longtime boyfriend Yaron Barsano and the couple welcomed their daughter, Alma in 2011.

Fact 5: She is the first non-American to play Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is an iconic character featured in comic books and has been portrayed by American actresses on TV and film since 1975 so it was a surprise when she was the first non-American to be cast.

Fact 6: She's got brains too

In 2012, Gal was ranked number 5 by Shalom Life in the top 50 most intelligent, talented, funny and beautiful Jewish women in the world.

Fact 7: She is the second-hightest paid Israeli model in the world

She come second only to Leonardo DiCaprio's ex-girlfriend Bar Refaeli.

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