What is takes to get super-human skin
She landed the role of Wonder Woman, does her own stunts and likes to experiment with skin care. Here, the Israeli-born actress spills the secrets to her enviable complexion and how she maintains her superhero figure.
How would you describe your beauty routine? Has it changed since you became a mother [to daughter Alma, four]?
“Not much! Ever since I started working as a model and an actress, I’ve become very aware of my skin. I travel a lot and it gets really dehydrated, so I try to avoid that by using different products and drinking lots of water. I wake up, I wash my face and then I go to work, and they do my makeup there. When I’m home, I make sure to really take off all the makeup. “
You’re the face of Gucci Bamboo fragrances. What’s your earliest memory of perfume?
“I like different scents and I’m really curious about them – I like to explore. My mum had so many perfumes and I remember, when I was 10 or 12, going to her cabinet and trying them all.”
Wonder Woman is such an iconic character. What is your hair and makeup like in the film?
You trained as a dancer and you also do Pilates. Do you have a strict fitness regimen?
“[While shooting Wonder Woman I stuck] to the routine we needed for the role. I [did] a lot of gym, weights, horse riding and sword fighting. When I don’t work, I love paddle boarding. You get to relax – it’s almost meditative – but it’s also hard. It’s all about balancing and your core, and there’s a lot of shoulder and arm work.”
You served in the Israeli Defence Force and did your own stunts in the Fast and the Furious series. What’s your most daring one?
“In one of the [films], I jump off a motorcycle onto a SUV – that pushed my limits! In Wonder Woman and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I do a lot of hand-to-hand combat and fighting.”
When do you feel most beautiful?
“When I’m on vacation, wearing no makeup and enjoying the sun. I’m relaxed, have had enough rest and I’m with the people I love – my family.”
Her red carpet looks
“I like to wear my hair up; it’s very practical and I don’t need to mess with it. Red lips and that’s it!”
“I was wearing a Max Mara dress and I really liked the hair and makeup. I think the hair was very big and sexy and my eyes really matched it.”
“I used to have bangs! They were a pain in the butt because you need to cut them all the time and when you want them to grow out, it takes time.”
Gal’s must-have beauty products
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Diva - “This is a burgundy shade, but I like red too, I like strong lips.”
La Mer The Cleansing Oil - “I find that most makeup removers [make] your skin really dry, but this product doesn’t give you that feeling. After I use it, my skin is very smooth, soft and healthy.”
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant - “This is really good for hydration and moisturising the skin. I also [use it] when I travel.”
Sisley Express Lipstick Flower Gel Mask - “I use this three times a week and don’t even wash it off afterwards – I wear it like face lotion.”
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