Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot will receive her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Israeli media reported Monday evening. Gadot will be the first Israeli actor or actress to receive the prestigious honor.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame spans 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California, and features permanent five-pointed stars bearing the names of people, characters, and groups which have achieved greatness in the entertainment industry. Star recipients are chosen by the Walk of Fame Selection Committee.
Gadot, who was crowned Miss Israel in 2004, rose to international prominence with her roles as Gisele Yashar in the Fast and the Furious franchise and as Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Her first solo movie as the titular superheroine, 2017's Wonder Woman, was critically praised and is considered one of the best films in the DCEU.
Gadot is proud of her Israeli heritage, and served as a combat fitness instructor in the IDF. Last month, she was honored by the Israeli American Council (IAC), in collaboration with the Israel Consulate in Los Angeles.
“Israel is my heart and my home. We all here are deeply proud of our Jewish homeland. This celebration is a testament to our unity, our strength. As an Israeli living in America, I am very aware of the importance of maintaining a strong connection and of building bridges between the American and Israeli people. Our backgrounds might be different, our journeys unique, but our collective goal is shared,” Gadot said after accepting the award.
Gadot's next film is Heart of Stone, a spy thriller releasing in August 2023. She is also set to appear as the villainous queen in Disney's live-action remake of Snow White in 2024.