Gal Gadot is One of The Tallest Women in Hollywood, Exactly How Tall is She?

Gal Gadot’s height is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m).

Although she is famous for her works in the American movie industry, Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress and model. To the best of our knowledge, her acting career dates back to 1999 when she featured as a dancer on the Israeli historic situational comedy television series, Shemesh. Many years later, in 2007, she had her first proper acting role as Miriam in the Israeli drama series, Bubot. In 2009, she made her Hollywood debut as Gisele Yashar in Fast & Furious and it became the pedestal for her to popularize her name in the competitive industry and become a dominant figure thereof. Gadot reprised the Gisele Yashar role in subsequent installments of the Fast & Furious franchise and her fame spread across the globe.

Nonetheless, it was through playing Diana of Themyscira (Wonder Woman) that she became a superstar. She first played the character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 and then in 2017’s Wonder Woman and Justice League; followed by 2020’s Wonder Woman 1984 and 2021’s Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Alongside other roles she has played, Gal Gadot has become so famous that Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world; this was in 2018. She is also considered to be one of the highest-paid actresses in the world. All of these have made a lot of people curious about the most trivial things about the actress, including her height.

Gal Gadot’s Height Is 5 Feet 10 Inches (1.78 m) and It Has Helped Her Career a Great Deal

While she is now famed as an actress and a model, none of those were part of the things Gal Gadot imagined she would become as an adult. Growing up, she changed her mind several times about what she wanted to do for a living. At various points, she decided to be a pharmacist, a legal advisor, and a ballerina. Fate ultimately pushed her towards showbiz where her height has been very helpful. The actress has always been tall. She once shared that her height gained her a spot on her high school basketball team.

Thanks to her height and body features, Gal decided to participate in the Miss Israel competition when she was 18 years old. Although she knew she has the height and what it takes to take part in the competition, she never imagined she would win. For her, it was only going to be a fun experience. Gal was eventually crowned Miss Israel 2004 which positioned her to represent the country at the Miss Universe 2004 pageant. She gained exposure at the event that took place in Ecuador and it marked the beginning of her career in modeling. She started featuring in international campaigns for popular brands like Gucci, Huawei, Jaguar Cars and appeared on the covers of notable magazines; including Glamour, Cosmopolitan, FHM, Lucire, Entertainment Weekly, and much more.

She was soon contacted to audition for a role in the James Bond film, Quantum of Solace. Even though she lost the role to Olga Kurylenko, she soon landed her first major acting role in Bubot and the rest is history. Without a doubt, Gal Gadot’s height and physique made it easier for her to make a name for herself in show business. As much as it would be foolish to deny she is talented, it’s no secret that looks are important in the entertainment industry. Gal has both checked.

How Tall Is She Compared to The Average Israeli Woman?

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The average height for humans varies across the globe. According to a World Population Review report which captured the countries with the tallest average human height and those with the shortest average height, you will find the tallest humans in The Netherlands where the average height is 72.36 inches (6.03 feet). At the other end of the spectrum, you will find Indonesia as the country with the shortest human; the average height in the country is 62.2 inches (5.183 feet).

Israel is not leading the pack but it is one of the countries with mostly tall citizens. A study that compared the height of Israeli-born to immigrants absorbed into the country found that native Israelis are significantly taller than their immigrant counterparts. It was suggested that this might be the result of better socioeconomic and environmental conditions those born in Israel enjoy.

Anyway, the report cited above listed the average male height in the country at 5 feet 9 1⁄2 inches (1.77 m) and the average height for females at 5 feet 5 inches (1.66 m). Gal Gadot stands at 5 feet 10 inches; in essence, she is slightly taller than most men in her country and towers above most Israeli women by at least 10 inches.

The Actress Is Taller Than Most Men and Women In The United States 

Apart from women like Gal Gadot whose height has broken the norm, men are known to be generally taller than women. It is said that the global average height for men is 5 feet 7 ½ inches (1.71 m) whereas that for women is 5 feet 2 ½ inches (1.59 m). What this means is that the average woman’s height is about 5 inches (0.12 m) shorter than that of the average man. The disparity in height exists everywhere in the world but is said to be most prominent in North Macedonia where men are roughly 0.19 m taller than women. In The Gambia, where the difference is least obvious, men are still taller by mostly 0.5 m.

Given that, it is quite remarkable that Gadot is taller than most men and women in her country. This extends to the United States of America where she now resides. In the 19th century, the United States and other North American nations were the tallest in the world, but countries in Central Asia and Europe now takes the lead. While America is still counted among the tall countries, its human growth rate has declined. Environmental and socioeconomic conditions that manifest in forms of illness in childhood, poverty, and poor nutrition are said to limit human growth.

At the moment, Israeli men and women are taller than their United States counterparts. The average American male stands slightly above 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) while the average American female stands roughly at 5 feet 3 ½ inches (1.62 m). As such, Gal is slightly taller than most men in the United States and significantly taller than most women in the country.

Gal Gadot’s Height Compared to Other Actresses In Hollywood

It has been expressed in several quarters that height is not a crucial factor to consider for a career in the movie industry. This is so because filmmakers can easily manipulate the height of a performer when it’s necessary for them to have a certain height: thanks to camera angles and elevator shoes. Be that as it may, it is no secret that casting directors would typically consider the height of a performer before assigning roles for tall characters. It is easier to pick a performer with the right height instead of looking for ways to augment height while filming.

Nevertheless, talent almost always trumps height. But if you are talented and have a good height like Gal Gadot, then it is difficult for you to be overlooked. When Gal made her Hollywood debut, it wasn’t only the fact that she has a good height for action roles that aided her rise to prominence, she was also skilled. It is said that she performed the stunts for her role in the Fast & Furious franchise. More so, the actress who served in the Israel Defense Forces for two years as a combat fitness instructor disclosed that her military experience helped her land the Gisele Yashar role. According to her, the director Justin Lin appreciated that she had served in the military and believed her knowledge of weapons would be useful in producing the movies.

While it is still up for debate, it has been reported on several platforms that the average height for Hollywood actors is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) and the average for actresses, 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m). If this is true, it implies that the Israeli actress is as tall as most of the actors in the industry and 5 inches taller than most of the actresses thereof. Essentially, Gal Gadot is taller than prominent actors like Al Pacino (5 feet 6 inches), Daniel Radcliffe (5 feet 5 inches), Tom Cruise (5 feet 7 inches), and Mark Wahlberg (5 feet 8 inches).

Clearly, she is a very tall actress and without much thought, one might declare her the tallest, which would be an erroneous assumption. As much as Gal Gadot’s height of 5 feet 10 inches is peculiar for a woman, multiple Hollywood actresses are taller than her, including:

  • Gwendoline Christie – 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m)
  • Dorothy-Marie Jones – 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m)
  • Elizabeth Debicki – 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m)
  • Judy Gold – 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m)
  • Suzie Plakson – 6 feet 1 1/2 inch (1.87 m)
  • Brigitte Nielsen – 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)
  • Jane Lynch – 6 feet (1.83 m)
  • Aisha Tyler – 6 feet (1.83 m)
  • Brooke Shields – 6 feet (1.83 m)
  • Uma Thurman – 6 feet (1.83 m)

The Israeli Model Has The Perfect Height for The Profession

Maybe not as much as she has thrived as an actress, but Gal Gadot is also an accomplished model. As stated earlier, she has graced the covers of multiple famous magazines and has participated in promotional campaigns for multi-national brands. No one needs to be told that modeling is one of the professions where height matters, unless you want to focus on face/hand modeling, you are not expected to be short.

Based on industry standards, male fashion models are typically required to be between 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) and 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m). For females, the range is from 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) to 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m). This does not mean one should forsake pursuing a career thereof if s/he falls under the height requirement, there are alternatives.

For instance, there are many successful petite models out there; however, they rarely get to walk the runway but are mostly involved in commercial and print modeling. In a nutshell, fashion models are preferred to be tall but not too tall. And, Gal Gadot’s height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) falls within what is considered to be the perfect height for a fashion model.

Is The Actress Taller Than Her Husband, Yaron “Jaron” Varsano?

You don’t have to search hard to find that the Wonder Woman actress has been married for over a decade to a businessman and real estate developer named Yaron Varsano. Their relationship dates back to 2006 when they met at what the actress has described as a strange party in the Israeli desert. They liked each other but according to the actress, she was only 21 years old, too young to realize that Yaron is her life partner.

The businessman is ten years old and knew what he wanted. When they had their second date, he made his intentions clear to Gal who was yet to become a prominent actress, relating that he intends to marry her in about two years. True to his words, he proposed and they got married sometime in 2008. Their union has been blessed with three daughters: Alma, Maya, and Daniella Varsano; respectively born in 2011, 2017, and 2021.

Gal and her husband are a pleasant couple to behold, Yaron Varsano is slightly taller than his wife. Reports have it that he stands at 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m).

Gal Gadot’s Height Compared to Other Top Cast of Zack Snyder’s Justice League

As of this writing, the 2021 director’s cut of 2017’s Justice League is the most current movie of the Israeli actress that has been released. The movie directed by Zack Snyder was released on the 18th of March and has mostly received positive reviews. In fact, it has been concluded that the Snyder Cut is better than the 2017 version of the movie.

Apart from Gal Gadot, the movie stars other prominent actors like Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Amy Adams. How tall is she compared to the other top cast of the movie?

  • Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman / Diana Prince – 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
  • Ben Affleck as Batman / Bruce Wayne – 6 feet 3½ inches (1.92 m)
  • Henry Cavill as Superman / Clark Kent – 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)
  • Amy Adams as Lois Lane – 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m)
  • Ray Fisher as Cyborg / Victor Stone – 6 feet 3¼ inches (1.91 m)
  • Jason Momoa as Aquaman / Arthur Curry – 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m)
  • Ezra Miller as The Flash / Barry Allen – 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m)
  • Willem Dafoe as Vulko – 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m)
  • Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor – 5 feet 7¼ inches (1.71 m)
  • Jeremy Irons as Alfred – 6 feet 1½ inches (1.87 m)
  • Diane Lane as Martha Kent – 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m)
  • Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta – 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)

Chinedu Ndubueze
Chinedu holds a B.SC in Mass Communications with several years of writing and editing experience. He is an advocate of closed-back headphones, horror movies, and dark humor; He believes that Peter Griffin and Stan Smith should be real people. Outside of having to write, edit, and work on other forms of content, Chinedu may keep up with the EPL or listen to everything Eminem and Jon Bellion.
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