Wonder Woman Gal Gadot's divine beauty secrets, unleashed
BY DONNA FREYDKIN
Gal Gadot is having a major moment. She's Wonder Woman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," opening next March. And she's the face of Gucci's Bamboo fragrance, which means having major perks like a fully-loaded couture wardrobe.
How much Gucci does Gadot own?
"I don't want to brag. I'm not sure I want to answer this question. After the perfume was out, I went to the store and got all the women I love the perfume. I'm going to do this again at Christmas. I have a lot of Gucci stuff," she says.
The actress, born and raised in Israel, served in the army for two years and was an avid athlete growing up. She played volleyball and now rides a Ducati (same as Brad Pitt) for fun. And she picked a great time to sign with Gucci, given the brand's resurgence under creative director Alessandro Michele.
"I feel very grateful," says Gadot.
A contract with a major beauty brand is the ultimate score for a celebrity; it means that the rent is always paid and as Isabella Rossellini told the New York Times, "the freedom to make only the films that I liked and not the films I didn't."
It also means having a fully-stocked beauty closet. In real life, says Gadot, "I'm more of a fragrance girl but I'm also into beauty. It kicked in pretty late. Growing up, I didn't used to wear a lot of makeup, if any at all. Even now, I feel like less is more."
So if she's hitting the beach, or going to work out, she goes au natural.
"In my day to day life, if I don't have any meetings, I won't wear any makeup at all. If I do wear makeup, it's very light. I mix my foundation with my moisturizer, add mascara and blush. I'm lucky in the way I can play with makeup when I'm on the red carpet. Then I go for more dramatic looks," she says.
So let's hear about Wonder Woman. What does her version of the warrior princess look like, in the film directed by Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill?
"Very feminine and natural. I have a lot of hair as Wonder Woman, long, thick beautiful hair, but the makeup is light and natural," says Gadot.
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