Reposting and sharing an article written by Michael. You can check out the original article here.
Welcome to the first post in the SFTB (Started From the Bottom) series which looks at Hollywood stars who have risen quickly to fame. Since ladies come first, here’s Gal Gadot.
You probably recognize this gorgeous woman from her the Fast and Furious series, in which she plays Gisele, the ass-kicking, gun-toting, and jaw-dropping Mossad agent. If you don’t, here’s a refresher:
(Side-note: it’s awesome that the hottest girl of the franchise got with the Asian guy.)
The 28-year-old Israeli actress made recent Hollywood news when she was cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman movie. But it doesn’t end there. Gal signed a three-picture deal with Warner Bros, which means she will return as Wonder Woman in the Justice League movie and her own solo feature in the coming years. We should know by now that if you’re playing a superhero on the big screen these days, you’re bound to become a superstar (see Chris Evans).
She has already been receiving flack for being cast as Wonder Woman due to her thin body frame and lack of muscles, but this girl can literally kick ass. At 19, she served two years in the Israel Defense Forces (so she probably knows Krav Maga), played a variety of sports, and did her own stunts in the F&F movies.
During her modeling years, she won Miss Israel in 2004 and in 2007, she was featured in Maxim’s Girls of the Israeli Defense Forces.
Two years later, she got her big break when she starred in Fast & Furious. She reprised her role in two more sequels, after playing smaller parts in Date Night and Knight and Day.
She’s come a long way since her first U.S. film debut. I can’t wait until Batman Vs. Superman (or whatever title they finally decide on) finally comes out because I know Gal will be a great Wonder Woman. Let’s hope Ben Affleck does the same.
Gal Gadot started from Gisele in Fast & Furious, and now she’s Wonder Woman.