Gal Gadot: Wonder Woman on the Red Carpet and Beyond
If it seems like Gal Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, came out of nowhere, it’s because she kind of has. Plucked from obscurity as the winner of the Miss Israeli competition at age 18, she went on to compete for the title of Miss Universe. But anyone who dismisses Gadot as just a pretty face would be remiss. Immediately following her stint as a pageant queen, she joined the Israeli Defense Forces for two years, and served as a combat instructor. Her combined background couldn’t seem more at odds, but in fact it’s her looks (she was recently made the face of Gucci Bamboo fragrance) and her military background that landed her a recurring role in the Fast & Furious franchise, beginning in 2009. Reportedly, she did all her own stunts. Gadot, now 30, is coming into her own as Wonder Woman. Though she plays backup to the male superheroes in Batman v Superman, out today, she’ll take center stage in the film’s sequels next year. In the meantime, she’s taking advantage of the press tour’s international audience, storming the red carpets in Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Balmain. Here, some of her best looks yet.