Tons of actresses auditioned for the role of Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman, but Gal Gadot landed it!
It’s been confirmed that the Israeli actress and model, 28, will slip into the iconic leotard in the new flick that stars Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman — seriously, is there any female out there who isn’t jealous of her???
While her name might not sound familiar, you might recognize her face. Here are five reasons why you probably know who she is:
1) She’s Miss Israel 2004
The brunette beauty won the title and traveled to Ecuador to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. Unfortunately, she didn’t place in the top 15 and was sent back home. We’re pretty sure she’s not too upset about it now considering she’s set to star alongside two of the hottest guys in showbiz.
2) Fast & Furious Films
In 2009, Gal beat out six other actresses for the role of Gisele Harabo, a weapons expert for Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) crew. She went from a supporting character to a central one in 2011’s Fast Five and 2013’s Fast & Furious 6. The films also starred the late Paul Walker.
3) An Episode of Entourage
She starred as leggy supermodel Lisa, who dates Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) for one episode (“Almost Friends”) during the show’s sixth season.
4) Knight and Day
She’s used to working with superstars! Gal starred as Naomi, in 2010’s Knight and Day alongside Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.
5) Date Night
She played Natanya, Holbrooke’s (Mark Wahlberg) flavor of the night. When Steve Carell and Tina Fey’s characters knock on Holbrooke’s door asking him for help, he welcomes them inside… and Natanya (who Holbrooke says “is Israeli and doesn’t speak much”) interrupts them wearing just a sweater and underwear. Her only English words: “You two make sex with us?”
Batman vs. Superman is set to hit theaters July 17, 2015.