Gal Gadot, Zulay Henao and other world-famous women who served in the military
Often star beauties play superheroes or warriors who skillfully fight (on a par with men). There are also cases when they are replaced by understudies so that you are unlikely to notice it. But some may know martial arts like taekwondo, karate or duel with cold weapons.
What is interesting is that some of the actresses learned to be brave, tough and strong in battles thanks to their service in the army. We will talk about them in the OBOZREVATEL material.
Singer and actress of Jewish-American origin Alona Tal was fond of playing the piano and guitar and singing in her youth. She went to the School of Arts in Tel Aviv. She even recorded several songs with Israeli rapper Subliminal. She dreamed of continuing to perform on stage but had to give up her favorite business. The reason is a strict law, according to which all women in Israel must serve in the army upon reaching the age of 18. During the service, Alona gained invaluable experience, which soon came in handy in the movie industry. Most likely, you have seen this actress in the Supernatural and Spy series, where she played tough characters.
Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot was given the role of a strong and militant Wonder Woman in superhero movies based on DC Comics for a reason. She was ready for it physically and psychologically. She went to serve in the Israeli army at the age of 18. She served in the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) as a fitness instructor for 2 years. She also worked as a model. Her photos were on the covers of European and Israeli publications. Gadot was then invited to star in movies by famous directors in Hollywood.
Julia Levy Boeken
French actress Julia Levy-Boeken was born to the family of a director and a journalist. She studied 4 languages (French, English, Italian and Hebrew) since childhood, so the educated girl was invited to act in movies as a teenager at the age of 14. She agreed, and soon she was offered roles by various representatives of the movie industry to play in their projects.
Julia moved to Israel and received citizenship there for the sake of filming in one of the series. As soon as she turned 18, she had to serve in the IDF. Later, Levy-Boekn said in interviews that she does not regret this experience. According to her, it further unlocked her potential in movies.
Colombian-American film and television actress Zulay Henao emigrated to New Jersey with her parents as a child. Immediately after graduating from school, the girl signed a contract for a 3-year term of service in the U.S. Army. While serving her military duty, Zulay thought about her acting career. Thus, she entered the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Art immediately after the service. It was a good choice as she relatively quickly received a major role in "The Amazing Life of Vanessa del Rio movie.
Earlier OBOZREVATEL wrote about actors who were substituted by their siblings.