Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, then you know the impact that Wonder Woman has had on not just movies and Hollywood, but on female empowerment as a whole. A major part of Wonder Woman‘s success is obviously thanks to Zack Snyder and the movie’s other producers, but the person who deserves the most credit is no doubt Gal Gadot. When news broke that the role was offered to the model and actress from Israel (who had very few acting credits at the time), fans were a little skeptical, and they just did not know what to think. It’s true that she was a true beauty, but everyone wondered if she had enough acting chops to bring one of the most iconic female superheroes to life. Well, it’s safe to say that she brought IT – and more.
Gal Gadot is reprising her role as the Amazon Warrior Goddess in Wonder Woman 1984, which is set to be released in June, 2020. Although there are still quite a few months until we get to watch her shine on the big screen again, we thought we’d give fans something to ogle in the meantime. Here are 20 stunning photos of Gal Gadot to get you ready for Wonder Woman 1984. Enjoy!
20 Reebok Partnership
If you’ve been following Gal Gadot on social media, then you know that the actress puts in a lot of time at the gym in order to stay toned and be able to fit the role that made her an icon: the Amazonian goddess Diana, also known as Wonder Woman. After the success of the DC film, she was even offered a partnership with Reebok for their “Be More Human” campaign.
19 Work Hard And Be Nice
Her shirt said it best! She might be an A-Lister nowadays, but that doesn’t mean she changed who she has always been. Gal began her modeling career in the 2000s, but not before she served in the Israel Defense Forces for two years, as a combat instructor. She might be mostly known as a model and an actress today, but her life choices before all this certainly speak volumes.
18 Tropical Break
Everyone needs a break, and this is especially true for the multi-talented, butt-kicker. Gal soaked up the sun, relaxed on floats in the pool and did some yoga by the sea, alongside some “inspiring” friends, notably, Israeli actresses Rotem Sela, Yael Goldman and Maya Dagan.
17 Getting Her Makeup Done Behind The Scenes
Whether she’s fully made up, or in the process of, she looks absolutely stunning. Gadot posted this photo to her Insta account in August, 2018, seemingly prepping for the Oscars to come in 2019. She captioned the photo: Oscars throwback. Getting ready with @sabrinabmakeup with @revlon.
16 Lady In Red
It’s common knowledge that when women wear the color red, they instantly become more attractive. Although we find it hard to believe that Gal Gadot could look better in a specific color, we have to agree that this picture stands out. We might be used to seeing her on the big screen wearing her Wonder Woman costume, but we find it refreshing to see her in a different get-up.
15 Keeping Up With The Joneses
Gal Gadot starred in the action/comedy film Keeping Up With The Joneses in 2016, and there were quite a few scenes where the audience got to see her in some pretty steamy outfits. The movie might’ve also starred big name actors such as Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher and Jon Hamm, but we’d be lying if we said that Gal was not the center of attention.
14 Training Like A Beast
Gal Gadot might have a slender, model-like frame, but that does not mean she’s not fierce and strong. When the Israeli actress was cast as Wonder Woman, she knew she was going to have to put in a lot of work in the gym, and she did not take her responsibility to look the part lightly. She even took on various interesting physical activities, such as sword fighting.
13 Ready To Bring Wonder Woman To Life
Princess Diana may have first hit the big screen alongside Batman and Superman, but that certainly did not mean she took the backseat in Batman V. Superman. Prior to landing the role in the DC film, the most notable role she had ever really taken was in the Fast and Furious franchise. Although she did not have too much screen time, it definitely prepared her for what was to come… Wonder Woman.
12 She Might Be The Most Beautiful Woman In The World
No, seriously… We know that Wonder Woman is considered the most beautiful woman in the world by millions of comic book fans around the world, but Gal Gadot might be a close second… so it really is not surprising that she got the role to portray the character on the big screen.
11 Lifting Weights
We already talked about all the hard work Gal put in when she got the role of the Amazonian Goddess, killing it in the gym and taking on a plethora of physical activities, such as sword fighting; so it really isn’t surprising to see her holding weights in the photo above. Gadot was featured in a photoshoot for GQ magazine in December, 2017, and we’re not shocked that this is one of the poses they chose for her.
10 And Cardio, Too
Don’t be fooled into thinking that Gal only took part in weight training, as she also proved that she put in a lot of effort when it came to cardio in order to get into character. This was another shot from a GQ photoshoot that the actress took part in. The photographer in question was Cass Bird, and let’s just say she really nailed it when it came to the poses she had in mind for the star.
9 Leather From Head To Toe
If you follow Gal Gadot on social media platforms, then you know that the actress does not need to have a full face of makeup on or a formal gown to look like an absolute beauty. That said, seeing her in a full leather get-up like the one pictured above is certainly striking.
8 White Bathrobe
Not only is this girl an actress, a model and a combat instructor, but we can add musician to that already impressive list of skills. Gal Gadot showed off her piano skills when she posted a video of herself hitting all the right notes (while in a bathrobe, no less) on Instagram in July. Is there anything she can’t do?
7 Fixing Her Lipstick
We love the fact that we seem like Gal Gadot’s mirror in the photo above. The star looks as though she is fixing her lipstick, and we’ve got a great view of it. In January, 2018, the Israeli actress was named the new face of the makeup brand Revlon, proving that she can do more than just act. Gadot has been doing lots of promotion for her “Live Boldly” campaign, and we’re loving it.
6 Legs For Days
She’s got a gorgeous face, she’s got great acting chops, a great body, and we could add toned legs to that list. We know that Gal Gadot hit the gym extremely consistently when she was cast as the Amazonian Goddess in Wonder Woman, and it looks as though she did not only work on perfecting her lasso throw, as it would appear she put in a lot of work to get her legs looking toned, too.
5 Recreating Breakfast Club Shot
There are some pretty big stars in the photo above, including Chris Pine, Patty Jenkins and funny woman Kristen Wigg, but the only thing we’re focused on is the beauty that is Gadot. Gal posed alongside her Wonder Woman cast members to recreate the iconic 1985 poster for the film The Breakfast Club, and the crew absolutely nailed it.
4 Behind The Scenes Of Keeping Up With The Joneses
Gal Gadot starred in the film Keeping Up With The Joneses in 2016, a little after she filmed Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. In the film, she played a secret agent, and it might not have been a comic book superhero, but she definitely grabbed the audience’s attention, especially given all the smoky outfits she wore in the film.
3 Honored And Humble
This actress is seriously so humble. She is an inspiration for many women across the world. She could have easily stuck to modeling after she won the Miss Israel Beauty Pageant way back in 2004, but she did not quit. We’re glad she didn’t because she went on to win the Critics’ Choice Award in 2018 for her role as Wonder Woman. She posted the photo above and appeared grateful.
2 With Dwayne The Rock Johnson
You know you’ve made it in Hollywood when you become friends with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson… Okay, that might not be entirely accurate, but we are absolutely adoring this photos of Gal alongside one of the most loved in Hollywood. The two starred alongside one another in Fast & Furious 6.
1 Pure Elegance
Gal Gadot posed for Vogue Russia in September, 2015. We already mentioned how Gal had already received a decent amount of exposure before she was cast as the Amazonian Goddess, but we doubt even Gadot herself could have predicated how far she would come.
We might be a few months away from the release of Wonder Woman 1984, but at least we have this list to look at until then.