Gal Gadot makes TIME's 100 Most Influential list
And her predecessor, the legendary Lynda Carter, had the honor of writing her tribute.
The accolades just keep coming for Gal Gadot. After basking in the glow of superheroism since the blockbuster release of "Wonder Woman" last year, the 32-year-old Israeli actress, model, mom of two and overall magnificent human has now been included in TIME Magazine's list of the 100 Most Influential People in the world, released today.
The list – which recognizes powerhouse figures who have shaped the arts, politics, business, technology, human rights and sports – includes such household name icons as Roger Federer, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey, Rihanna and Roseanne Barr. But you'll also see a few less-recognizable faces grace TIME's pages: Adam Neumann, Israeli-born CEO of coworking space behemoth WeWork; fire chief Jan Rader, combating the opioid epidemic in her hometown of Huntingdon, W.Va.; and Nice Nailantei Leng’ete, a humanitarian working to save young African girls from child marriage.
WeWork co-founder and CEO Adam Neumann talks about his company at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2015 conference. (Photo: Noam Galai / Getty Images for TechCrunch)
So it's clear Gadot is in good company. What's more, her tribute on the list was written by none other than Lynda Carter, her proud predecessor and the woman who portrayed Wonder Woman on television.
"Wonder Woman has helped transform how women and girls see themselves since she emerged on a TV show in 1975," wrote Carter, who's also rumored to have a role in the upcoming "Wonder Woman 2." "She represents what we know is inside every one of us: fierce strength, a kind heart and incredible valor. Gal understood and captured the spirit of this complex, independent, fully feminine persona. I applaud her for all of her success."
So do we, Lynda. So do we.
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