Before Wonder Woman, 18-year-old Gal Gadot took part in Miss Universe. Here are pics

Before she became a global superstar after starring in Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot represented Israel at the Miss Universe pageant in 2004, at the age of 18. Here are pictures of her from the event.

hollywood Updated: Jun 07, 2017 20:32 IST
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Miss Israel Gal Gadot walks on the stage in a swimsuit during the first official presentation with the panel of judges.(AFP)

Now that Gal Gadot is a bonafide movie star after the record-breaking success of Wonder Woman, everyone’s interested in learning more about her.

The Israeli actor, 32, first came into attention for representing Israel at the 2004 Miss Universe pageant after winning Miss Israel at the age of 18, the same year in which Tanushree Dutta represented India and placed in the top 10. At 20, she served the mandatory two years in the Israeli army.

After playing Gisele in three Fast & Furious movies, she auditioned for Wonder Woman without ever knowing what role she was testing for. She debuted as the superhero in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, leaving fans excited to see more.

Gadot married Israeli real estate developer Yaron Varsano on September 28, 2008. They have two daughters, born in November 2011 and in March 2017.

Playing Wonder Woman catapulted her into stardom. But as the world witnesses the arrival of a new kind of superhero, a new kind of blockbuster movie, where women are at the centre and not men, take a look at how it all began. Here are six pictures from 2004, back when Gal was a model.

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First Published: Jun 07, 2017 20:28 IST