Gal Gadot

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Gadot in 2013, photo by DFree/Bigstock.com

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 is 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 great-grandmother Yehudit was killed in Auschwitz, in 1944. She was the daughter of Dov Yakubovitz and Bluma.

Gal’s maternal grandmother was Rachel Yehudit Kaufman (the daughter of Isaac Kaufman/Koffman and Tzarka Messenberg). Tzarka was the daughter of Shmuel Messenberg and Chaya.

Gal Gadot

Gadot in 2013, photo by DFree/Bigstock.com

Sources: Information about Gal’s background – http://www.ynet.co.il
http://www.rollingstone.com

Genealogy of Gal Gadot – https://www.geni.com

102 Responses

  1. RadDaddy says:

    For a bunch of uneducated fools that deal in idiotic stereotypes, it’s amusing, but not surprising, that none of you noted that Gal is 177.6 cm (5 ft 10 in) tall, or as tall as the average European man.
    Is being exceptionally tall and towering over most European women a sign of Gal Gadot’s alleged inferior non European ancestry?

    BTW, Gal is Israeli, is it even remotely possible that she goes to the beach and has a rare phenomenon called a “tan”?

    Asking for a friend…‍♂️

  2. neiltennant says:

    the name GADOT is also French

    both HEBREW and FRENCH

    she looks Sephardic ! could easily pass for Moroccan

  3. Girll says:

    Gal how could i have ever doubted you? She is perfectly wonderwoman<3 And she blew it out of the water

    I suppose some people have had the same appreciations about Alicia Vikander playing Lara Croft. A lithe figured woman playing an action type of character that demands physical prowess,and some fans being attached to the earlier actressses portrayal of the role.

    But she made it happen^^ big fan

  4. sahlav dino says:

    She said she is german, austrian, czech and polish. when these websites say “Ashkenazi”(german-jewish) they leave out the rest of her ethnic background.

    • follers says:

      German Jews, Austrian Jews, Czech Jews, and Polish Jews are all Ashkenazi.

    • lelo4 says:

      Ashkenazi Jews do have some Italian/Greek influence and it dates back to the Roman Empire.

      • neiltennant says:

        ASHKENAZI JEWISH means Jews who were from Europe

      • RadDaddy says:

        South Italians and Peloponnese Greeks are very closely related to Ashkenazi Jews on an autosomal level; same goes for Greek Islanders, all of the afore mentioned populations are actually some of the most ancient Europeans and have contributed greatly to the birth of western civilization, as have the Jewish people.
        And how does Greco-Roman conversion into the Ashkenazi gene pool diminish or taint their European ancestry?

        Jewish and gentile historical data and ongoing DNA studies have shown that Ashkenazi Jews have overlap genetically with Circassians from the Republic of Adygea, a land that was part of ancient Khazaria…
        J2a-M67 a very substantial J haplogroup in Ashkenazi Jews is deeply embedded in the region of The North Caucasus that was the heartland of ancient Khazaria.

        Bet you have an Apricity account, and I know exactly who you’re.
        I think I do and I never liked you.

        Such low self esteem, is only compounded by your copious trolling …

    • neiltennant says:

      i had doubted

      SEPHARDIC JEWISH

      she does look quite more dark than the average Ashkenazi Jew

  5. lelo4 says:

    I think it’s pretty impressive how some Ashkenazis resemble Turkic people so much. This woman looks typical Turkish/Azeri.

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