Woman To Watch: Gal Gadot

All eyes are on the newly-minted Wonder Woman

She reminds us of Monica Belluci, with her sexy pout and voluptuous physique. For this 30-year-old, life is about to change in a big way. Gal (say "gaul") Gadot's role as Wonder Woman in the upcoming summer blockbuster Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice has made her one of Hollywood's newest faces.  Here are five things you may not know about her.

#1 She's a model and former Miss Israel winner 

She represented her country at the Miss Universe pageant in Ecuador but did not make it into the Top 15. 

#2 She's badass

Galdot served in the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) for two years as a combat instructor at the age of 18, and she trained men. Of the experience, she has been quoted as saying it taught her discipline and respect.

#3 She almost became a Bond girl

While studying law at university, she auditioned for the role of Camille Montes in Quantum of Solace, which went to Olga Kurylenko - who's  said to have lost the role of Wonder Woman to Galdot. Ah, poetic justice.

#4 This is not her first movie

She's appeared in HBO's Entourage, as Gisele Yashar in Fast & Furious franchise, had a small role in Tom Cruise's Knight and Day, and played Mark Wahlberg's girlfriend Natanya in Date Night. and you'll see her alongside Isla Fisher and Jon Hamm in the this year's Keeping Up With The Joneses. 

#5 She's the face of Gucci fragrance, Bamboo

Created for the women who embodies natural strength, it's an intoxicating blend of sandalwood, Tahitian vanilla, Casablanca lily, orange blossom, and ylang-ylang.

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