Actress Gal Gadot poses during a photocall to promote the movie "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" in Mexico City, Mexico, March 19, 2016..
(photo credit: REUTERS/HENRY ROMERO)
Israeli actress Gal Gadot has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2018.
Gadot, who rocketed to stardom playing the lead in Wonder Woman, was written about in the magazine by Lynda Carter, who played the same character in the 1970s TV series.
“Gal Gadot brought Wonder Woman to millions of new fans,” Carter wrote. “Her portrayal was magnificent and powerful, capturing everything that Wonder Woman represents.”
Carter said beyond being a talented actress, Gadot is a wonderful person, and even referenced her IDF service.
“She is a wife and mother; she has served her country, traveled the world, and is hardworking, loving, wise, goofy and full of humanity.”
Gadot posted a message of gratitude on social media.
“What a great honor to be on this list with all these incredible people,” she wrote. “And thank you to my mama bear @RealLyndaCarter for the love and moving words. You’re the queen.”
On Wednesday, Gadot was also chosen for People
’s “most beautiful” issue, which hit newsstands on Friday.
Gadot wasn’t the only Israeli to make the Time
magazine list – she was joined by WeWork founder Adam Neumann. Neumann, who grew up in part on Kibbutz Nir Am, “is revolutionizing the way we work and reimagining how we live,” wrote Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff in the magazine.
Also on this year’s list was actress and comedian Roseanne Barr, who will be appearing at The Jerusalem Post Conference
in New York on April 29.
Barr, who recently revived her eponymous 1990s sitcom, was called “brilliant, bold, big, brave and beautiful” by fellow comedienne Rosie O’Donnell.
In 2015, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the list, but hasn’t appeared since. This year did, however, see the inclusion of several other Mideast leaders, including Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
Others on the list this year included US President Donald Trump, Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle, media tycoon Oprah Winfrey, US Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and rapper Cardi B.