Hollywood’s ‘Rose of Talent’ came out of the Israeli army

Before becoming famous around the world with the superhero blockbuster ‘Wonder Woman’, actress Gal Gadot served 2 years in the Israeli army.

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According to Business Insider, Gadot once shared that her 2-year mandatory military service helped her accumulate experience and skills to be able to perform her own action scenes when entering the acting world.

Specifically, during his time in the army, Gadot was assigned to be a “physical fitness specialist”, teaching subjects such as gymnastics and calisthenics to soldiers. Speaking to Maxim in 2007, Gadot said “soldiers love me, because I help them become more fit.”

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It is also the military background that has helped the Israeli beauty make great strides in her film career. In a 2011 interview with Forward, when asked why the director chose her to play Gisele with her unique beauty and cool action scenes in the movies Fast Five (2011) and Fast & Furious 6 (2013). ), Gadot said that “the director probably really liked the fact that I was in the Israeli military, and he wanted to take advantage of my knowledge of weapons.”

Fast & Furious is the work that brought Gadot to the film capital of Hollywood. When taking on the role of Wonder Woman, Gadot officially rose to stardom in Hollywood. This series earned 822.3 million USD, and Gadot’s salary was up to 10 million USD.

According to statistics published by Forbes in October 2020, the star born in 1985 ranked third in the list of the 10 highest paid actresses of the year with 31.5 million USD.

It is worth mentioning that Gadot has acted in a number of films in her home country of Israel, but did not leave a mark.

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Gadot is of Jewish descent, and her ancestors are of Polish, Austrian, German, and Czech origin. At the age of 18, when she had just graduated from high school, Gadot’s mother advised her daughter to send photos and try for the Miss Israel contest. With a height of 1.78m, eye-catching beauty and intelligence, Gadot became the owner of the Miss Israel crown in 2004.

“I participated and never thought I would become a beauty queen, and then it happened, which scared me,” the beauty queen shared with W magazine in 2017.

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When she was sent to compete in Miss Universe in 2004, with the mentality of not wanting to be famous and win, she deliberately took actions that “lost points”. Although she did not win the prize as expected, after the contest, the beauty still received a series of invitations to model for fashion brands and take magazine cover photos.

She then returned to her hometown and spent two years of mandatory military service in the Israel Defense Forces, and continued to study law.

Worth mentioning, the personal life of the former Miss Israel has no scandals. Escaping the image of a “woman” on the big screen, Gadot returned to the role of an almighty wife and mother. She married real estate expert Yaron Varsano in 2008. They have four daughters born in 2011, 2017, 2021 and 2024.

Some pictures of actress Gal Gadot:


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