Wonder Woman Gal Gadot’s Beauty Rules To Live By

The former beauty queen and Israeli soldier talks training for Wonder Woman and tackling eyeliner.

Gal Gadot main
Gal Gadot main

The former beauty queen and Israeli soldier talks training for Wonder Woman and tackling eyeliner.

I’m pretty fit, but getting ready for the role of Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was something else. I like to work out around three times a week, but for the movie it was five times a week for four hours!

I love all food. I eat pasta and ice cream and I’ll eat burgers from time to time. When people deprive themselves of something it makes them want to eat it even more. I don’t want to be skinny but I do want to know that I’m only putting quality fuel into my body. I eat a lot of fish and chicken, and I make sure that around 30-40 per cent of our family diet is made of cooked or raw vegetables.

I need to set a healthy example for my daughter. I want to know that what she feeds her body does her good. We make smoothies in the morning with parsley, celery, green apples and ginger – basically, we throw in whatever we have.

I always buy myself a candle in Duty Free. Before I get on a flight I head straight to the fragrance department. I like to spend time smelling anything that’s new. At home, everything is clean and organised, and I have candles lit all the time. Right now, I’m obsessed with vanilla-scented ones.

From left to right: 1. Crème de la Mer The Cleansing Oil, £65; 2. Gucci Bamboo, 75ml EDP, £80; 3. MAC Lipstick in Diva, £15.50

I like wearing a fragrance that leaves an impression. I love Gucci Bamboo – it’s memorable but powerful, delicate and feminine at the same time. I has a lot of different sides to it and I think that appeals to women like me who want to be noticeable, strong and feminine. Women have to be many things at once, and this scent does that for me.

I struggle to do my own eyeliner. I’ve had so many tips from make-up artists over the years - they tell me to do it this way or do it that way. But I can’t get it right – I’m still working on it. I rely on a great team to get me ready for events and appearances. My make-up skills are limited, so if I have to I will mix a little foundation with my lotion so I’m really not wearing very much base, and then I’ll add some bronzer – that’s about it.

You’d be surprised at how much make-up people wear on the red carpet. You just can’t get away with any less – with high definition TV, everyone can see everything. I loved the way I looked at Fast & Furious 6 premier in LA. I wore a grey evening gown and a big chunky necklace, and had burgundy lips. I love to wear a strong lip on the red carpet. My favourite is MAC lipstick in Diva, plus lots of Gucci Iconic Black Opulent Mascara.

From left to right:4. Kérastase Initialiste, £40; 5. Diptyque Vanille Candle, £42; 6. Gucci Iconic Black Opulent Mascara, £27

I see my cosmetician Gisele whenever I’m in Israel. She makes up a wonderful facial lotion for me that I take with me everywhere. I use Crème de la Mer The Cleansing Oil as a make-up remover. But I also drink (lots) of water and it makes a massive difference to my skin.

I think I do too much with my hair. People say you shouldn’t wash it every day but I usually do. I use Kérastase serum every morning to keep my roots strong. I like to keep it really clean with Dr Fischer shampoos. It’s an Israeli brand, very simple and I love the natural scent.

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