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    17 Interesting Facts You Probably Don't Know About Gal Gadot

    The real-life Wonder Woman.

    1. Gal Gadot was born on April 30, 1985 in Israel.

    Gal Gadot posing at the Vanity Fair party
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    She turned 35 in 2020.

    2. One of Gal's very first jobs? Working at her local Burger King.

    Gal Gadot appearing at a Comic Con panel
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    Despite having many modeling offers, she didn't have much interest. “I was like, ‘Posing for money? Ugh, it’s not for me.'" Gadot told Rolling Stone.

    3. When the actor was 18, she won the title of Miss Israel 2004.

    Gal Gadot wearing her Miss Israel sash
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    4. At age 20, Gal served in the Israeli Defense Force for two years as a combat trainer.

    Gal Gadot wearing a white top posing at an event in the early 2000s
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    5. Before starting her successful acting career, Gal pursued studies in law and international relations.

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    6. She originally met her husband, Yaron Varsano, at an Israeli desert party. The couple then tied the knot in 2008.

    Gal Gadot and Yaron Varsano at the Vanity Fair party
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    7. Gal and Yaron are the proud parents of two daughters named Alma and Maya.

    8. She actually auditioned to be a Bond girl in 2008's Quantum of Solace but ultimately lost the gig to Olga Kurylenko.

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    9. Gal landed her first major film role as Gisele in 2009's Fast & Furious.

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    She went on to reprise her role in numerous other films in the popular franchise.

    10. While filming 2017's Wonder Woman, she was pregnant with her second child, Maya.

    Gal Gadot pregnant in 2017 at the Golden Globe Awards
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    11. Growing up, Gal's mom, Irit, worked as a teacher while her dad, Michael, was an engineer.

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    12. She performed most of her own stunts while appearing in the Fast & Furious franchise.

    Gal Gadot posing by a red car for Fast & Furious
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    13. Gadot previously co-owned a Tel Aviv hotel with her husband called the Varsano. They ultimately sold the property in 2015 to billionaire Roman Abramovich for $26 million.

    Gal Gadot and Yaron Vasano at the Academy Awards
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    14. She appeared in an episode of Entourage in 2009.

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    15. She lended her voice talents to 2018's Ralph Break the Internet with her role as Shank. This was one of her first major animated movies.

    Gal Gadot wearing a red suit at the premiere of Ralph Breaks the Internet
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    16. She made a cameo in Maroon 5's "Girls Like You" music video.

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    17. Finally, according to Forbes, she was one of the highest paid actresses in 2020. She earned more than $30 million.

    Gal Gadot at the 2020 Academy Awards
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