Place of Birth: Petah Tikva, Israel
Date of Birth: April 30, 1985
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress and model. She was Miss Israel 2004. Gal is known for co-starring in the Fast and Furious films, and playing Wonder Woman in the DC Cinematic Universe, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
Gal was born to a Jewish family in Israel. Her father is a sixth-generation Israeli. Her family were Jewish emigrants from Belarus, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, and Ukraine. Gal is married to Israeli businessperson Yaron Varsano, with whom she has two children. Yaron has Turkish Jewish ancestry.
In Hebrew, Gal means “wave” and Gadot means “riverbank” or “shore”. Her family’s surname used to be Greenstein.
Gal’s paternal grandfather was Arye Zeev Greenstein (the son of Michael Greenstein and Shulamit Notkin). Arye was born in Tel Aviv, Israel. Michael was born in Petah Tikva, Israel, the son of Wolf Leib Grinstein, who was born in Russia, and of Sara Goldberg. Gal’s great-grandmother Shulamit was born in Jerusalem, Israel, where many generations of her family had been born, and was the daughter of Natan Neta Natkin and Hana Lea/Leah Michlin. Gal’s great-great-grandfather Natan, whose family was from Jerusalem, had ancestors from Belarus and Lithuania, including evident descent from Talmudist Yisroel ben Shmuel of Shklov (1770-1839), who was born in Shklov, Lithuania. Gal’s great-great-grandmother Hana was born in Jerusalem, to a father from Khislavichi, Russia, and a mother who was born in Jerusalem, to a father from Yassvein, Lithuania, and a mother from Jerusalem, who had ancestors in Lithuania and Belarus.
Gal’s paternal grandmother was Miriam Glicksman (the daughter of Samuel Glicksman). Miriam was evidently born in Austria.
Gal’s maternal grandfather was Abraham Weiss (the son of Zeev Weiss and Yehudit Yakubovitz). Abraham was born in Mukacheve, Zakarpats’ka oblast, Ukraine, and survived the Auschwitz concentration camp. He lost most his family in the Holocaust. Gal discusses her grandfather, along with a picture, at this link, and at this one. Gal’s great-grandfather Zeev was the son of Yakov Weiss and Tzipora Klein.
Gal’s maternal grandmother was Rachel Yehudit Kaufman (the daughter of Isaac Kaufman/Koffman and Tzarka).
Genealogy of Gal Gadot – https://www.geni.com
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