Gal Gadot (a.k.a. Gal Gadot Varsano; born 30 April 1985) is an Israeli actress and model. She was born and raised in Israel. At age 18 she was crowned Miss Israel 2004. She then served a mandatory two years in the Israel Defense Forces as an instructor. She began studying at IDC Herzliya college while building up her modeling and acting careers.
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Gal Gadot was born in Petah Tikva, Israel, and raised in its neighbouring city of Rosh HaAyin. In Hebrew, her first name means "wave" and her surname means "riverbanks". Her parents are Irit (née Weiss), a teacher, and Michael Gadot, an engineer. Both her parents were born in Israel, and they Hebraized their surname from "Greenstein" to "Gadot" prior to her birth. Her father is a sixth-generation Israeli. Her maternal grandparents were born in Europe; her grandfather, who was imprisoned in the Auschwitz concentration camp, survived the Holocaust, and her grandmother left before the Nazi invasion. Gadot has stated that she was brought up in a "very Jewish, Israeli family environment". Her ancestry is Polish-Jewish, Austrian-Jewish, German-Jewish, and Czech-Jewish.
Gadot served for two years as an enlisted soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, as a combat instructor. She said of her time in the Israeli military: "You give two or three years, and it's not about you. You learn discipline and respect." [Original source in Hebrew; https://www.yediot.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4781539,00.html]
Gadot, fellow Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter, DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and U.N. Under-Secretary General Cristina Gallach appeared at the United Nations on 21 October 2016, the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Wonder Woman, to mark the character's designation by the United Nations as its "Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls". The gesture was intended to raise awareness of UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 5, which seeks to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030. The decision was met with protests from UN staff members who stated in their petition to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that the character is "not culturally encompassing or sensitive", and served to objectify women.
Israeli actress Gal Gadot has condemned the Trump administration’s policy of separating undocumented immigrant parents from their children. “This picture breaks my heart,” Gadot wrote Saturday on Instagram under a photo of a child surrounded by uniformed guards. “Can you imagine how this little girl feels? How scared she is..? Everything is wrong with this picture.. #childrenbelongwiththeirparents.”
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