Gal Gadot managed to successfully combine both modeling and acting after being cast in a series of blockbuster movies. Born in Rosh HaAyin, Israel, she was crowned Miss Israel in 2004. Due to conscription, Israeli citizens over the age of 18 are required to spend time in the army. Gadot spent her time split between modeling and the military, drawing international attention when she featured in <i>Maxim</i>'s "Women of the Israeli Army" feature in 2007. That same year she made her acting debut on Israeli TV series "Bubot" (2007-08). However it was 2009 where she really made an impact when she was cast as Giselle in the fourth installment of the box-office phenomenon "Fast & Furious." In keeping with her military training, she also performed her own stunts. This was followed by smaller roles in the comedy series "Entourage" (HBO, 2004-2011), "Date Night" (2010) and "Knight and Day" (2010) before returning to the fold for "Fast Five" in 2011. She also found time to front several major advertising campaigns for fashion label Castro, Captain Morgan rum and Jaguar alongside a recurring role on Israeli comedy series "Asfur" (2010-2011). "Fast & Furious 6" (2013) saw Gadot return as Gisele, though it was her final go-round in the series. Dec. 4, 2013 saw the biggest announcement of Gadot's career so far when she was named as the new Wonder Woman, set to appear in "Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016) and its proposed spin-offs and sequels.