Israeli actress and model, Gal Gadot, is recently confirmed for the role of Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Superman vs Batman. Gal Gadot is best known for her role as the sexy Gisele Yashar in the Fast and Furious film series.
She will star opposite Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman.
Director Zack Snyder praised her as an amazing actress who possesses:
“that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role”
Other interesting facts about Gal Gadot is that she competed in the 2004 Miss Universe pageant as Miss Israel. She also spent two years in the Israel army, which she attributed to helping her land the role of Gisele Yashar in the Fast and Furious franchise.
“I think the main reason was that Justin Lin really liked that I was in the military, and he wanted to use my knowledge of weapons.”
In Hebrew, her first name, Gal, means “wave” and her surname, Gadot, means a riverbank or a shore.