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Wonder Woman‘s Gal Gadot Got Paid Shockingly Little for Her Lead Role

The number is astounding.


Photographs by Craig McDean, Styled by Edward Enninful; Hair by Didier Malige at Art Partner; makeup by Peter Philips for Dior; manicure by Chelsea King for Orly at Celestine Agency. Set design by Miguel Bento at Streeters; Retouching: Dtouch; Produced by Kyle Heinen For Rosco Production; Digital Technician: Nicholas Ong; Photography Assistants: Nick Brinley, Maru Teppei, Kris Shacochis, Brian Bee; Fashion Assistants: Ryann Foulke, Dena Giannini; Hair Assistant: Jenelle Oldham; Makeup Assistant: Miguel Ramos; Production Assistants: Mike Stacey, David Singh, Bean Bielski, Andres Raygoza.

As Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot kicked butt and took names. Thanks in large part to Gadot’s epic performance, the movie directed by Patty Jenkins smashed all kinds of box office records and raked in $100.5 million in domestic sales its opening weekend, making it the best-selling opening in history for a film directed by a woman. It’s now on track to possibly becoming the highest-grossing movie of D.C.’s post-Christopher Nolan extended universe. It could very well best both Suicide Squad and Batman v. Superman, and has been responsible for lifting up the rest of the D.C. universe in its rising tide.

That’s great. But what’s not great? How much Gadot was paid for her history-making performance: $300,000.

According to Variety, Gadot revealed in 2014 that she signed on for three movies with Warner Bros.—Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman, and the upcoming Justice League—at a rate of $300,000 per film. The Daily Dot notes that though this is on par with actors in other multi-contract superhero films; Chris Evans apparently received a similar $300,000 paycheck for Captain America.

But Gadot’s paycheck does shed light on Hollywood’s gender disparity issue. According to Forbes, Henry Cavill made $14 million for his role as Superman in Man Of Steel, which was his first appearance in the franchise. Hmm.

Though the initial payout might seem low, there is still a chance for Gal to earn more money on the wildly successful film. According to The Daily Dot, many actors receive bonus checks when their movie performs well at the box office, which Wonder Woman undoubtedly has. Now that a Wonder Woman sequel has officially been confirmed, it’s likely that Gadot and her team were able to negotiate a higher salary in her the contract for the next films in the franchise.

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Gal Gadot: Wonder Woman on the Red Carpet and Beyond

The young actress first arrived on the scene at the CW Network celebration of its new series The Beautiful Life: TBL dressed in flirty strapless little black dress paired with an oversized tan corset belt. She completed her look with a pair of black cross-strap platform sandals.

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At the Los Angeles premiere of Fast & Furious, Gadot looked fresh faced as she posed on the red carpet in a mini purple strapless dress.

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The actress appeared at the London World Premiere of Fast & Furious 6 in a edgy black beaded gown that featured a plunging neckline.

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On the red carpet of the Los Angeles premiere of Fast & The Furious 6, Gadot showed off her incredible figure in a ombre grey gown featuring a plunging neckline snd thigh split.

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The actress opted for a sexy playful look as she posed on the red carpet of the Los Angeles premiere of Riddick wearing a black leather shell top, black and white abstract- patterned circle skirt and a pair of scrappy black heels.

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The actress looked smoking dressed in a David Koma cutout little black dress while attending the Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass panel at Comic-Con.

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At the UK Premiere of The Last Witch Hunter, Gadot dressed in a sleeveless little black dress that featured a bit of fabric draping on the left leg. She completed her look with a pair of strappy sandals.

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The actress looked flawless at the premiere of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice in a Balmain cut-out mini dress that showed off the star’s toned figure. Gadot topped off her outfit with white Sophia Webster sandals.

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Gadot in Dolce & Gabbana at a photo call for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice in Mexico City, March 2016.

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Gadot looked ravishing at the European premiere of Batman v Superman, styled in a scarlet Prada gown with a plunging neckline and embellished shoulder straps.

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The actress wowed on the red carpet of the Mexico City premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in a high-low floral Giambattista Valli gown that put her stunning legs on display.

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Looking simple yet elegant, Gadot opted for a black pantsuit at the UK premiere of Criminal. she topped of her polished look with a pair of black pumps and a gray box clutch.

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Gal Gadot in Dolce & Gabbana at a taping for Jimmy Kimmel Live, March 2016.

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Gadot looked glamorous in a floral sequin Dolce & Gabbana pencil dress while attending the unveiling of Tiffany & Co.’s renovated Beverly Hills store.

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The actress looked stunning at the premiere of Keeping Up with the Joneses, wearing a Dolce & Gabbana strapless dress rendered in gold and silver sequins.

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Going with a sultry look while attending a screening for Keeping Up With The Joneses, Gadot opted for a fitted David Koma color-blocked halter and ruffle-hem dress.

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The mommy to be dressed up her baby bump in a Mugler slip dress with a sequined bodice and a high front slit for the Golden Globes. She completed her look with black Stuart Weitzman sandals.

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The actress attended the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards in a fringed blazer dress by Cinq A Sept and Tiffany & Co jewelry.

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Gadot attends a press conference for Wonder Woman in China wearing a cobalt blue gown with slicked back hair.

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For the world premiere of Wonder Woman, Gadot looked the superhero part in a red sequined Givenchy gown.

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At the film’s Mexico City premiere, Gadot embraced her dark side in a draped black gown with a dark lip.

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