Happy Birthday Wonder Woman

Happy Birthday Wonder Woman

Our Wonder Woman is a year older today. Happy Birthday Gal Gadot!

We love Gal Gadot, and we know you do too!

She was born on this day, April 30, 1985 in Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel

Her name is pronounced “Gal Guh-dote”.

Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, singer, martial artist, and model. She was born in Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel, to an Ashkenazi Jewish family. Her parents are Irit, a teacher, and Michael, an engineer, who is a sixth-generation Israeli. She served in the IDF for two years, and won the Miss Israel title in 2004.
Let us tell you 21 things you probably didn’t know about Wonder WomanGal Gadot.

She won the Miss Israel title in 2004, and represented Israel at the 2004 Miss Universe beauty pageant.
She served for two years as sports trainer in the Israeli Defense Forces between ages eighteen and twenty.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 26, a daughter named Alma Versano in November 2011. Child’s father is her husband, Yaron Versano.
Is the first non-American actress to play Diana Prince/Wonder Woman.
Was close friends with her Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker.
Enjoys basketball, volleyball and tennis.
Her name is pronounced “Gal Guh-dote”.
Her husband Yaron Varsano owned (with his brother) a hotel in the Neve Tzedek district of Tel-Aviv. In April 2015 it was sold for $25m.
She is the first actress to portray Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in any live-action theatrical film. Previous actresses only performed the role for television.
She was up for the role of Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), but it ultimately went to Karen Gillan.
Ranked #84 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women of 2014 list.
She was offered to portray Faora in Man of Steel (2013), but turned it down due to her pregnancy at that time. The role was passed to Antje Traue.
Starred with both brothers Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck in two films released in 2016: Triple 9 (2016) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Unlike the 1970s television series, Gadot’s depiction of Diana Prince transforming into Wonder Woman does not involve a ballerina-style spin. The transformation alternates like Christopher Reeve‘s portrayal of Clark Kent becoming Superman.
Her first and second name respectively mean, “wave” and “riverbank”.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 31, a daughter named Maya Versano in March 2017. Child’s father is her husband, Yaron Versano.
Starred in Criminal (2016) with Kevin Costner. The first day she and Costner met, they filmed a scene in which he was to tie her up and wrap her mouth with tape as a gag. In the scene of the film, Gadot is tied to her bed and gagged by Costner while he searches her house.
After deciding to turn to acting, her very first audition was for the role of Camille in the 007 film ‘Quantum of Solace’ (2008). Ukrainian actress Olga Kurylenko ultimately won the part.
Her family is Ashkenazi Jewish. Her father is a sixth-generation Israeli. Her maternal grandparents were born in Europe, and her maternal grandfather, who was from Czechoslovakia, survived Auschwitz. Her other ancestors lived in Belarus, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Austria, and Germany.
She had never eaten a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup until she tried it on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Gal was not aware of screen-testing the role of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman for the production of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” prior to December 4, 2013. She reportedly thought it was Selina Kyle/Catwoman. Selina Kyle/Catwoman was previously performed by Michelle Pfeiffer in “Batman Returns” and Anne Hathaway in “The Dark Knight Rises”.
Trivia Courtesy of IMDB

Gal Gadot Photo by ANGELA WEISS – © 2018 Getty Images, Angela Weiss – Image courtesy gettyimages.com

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