The Super Women Of DC Comics – Characters vs. Their Real Life Actors

If you’re a DC fan, you already know what the company’s superwomen can do: kick butt, kill you with a kiss, and deliver quotable one-liners. To portray these characters in shows and movies, the actresses have to be superheroes in their own right. Along with playing varying roles, these women are androgynous models, UN ambassadors, and human rights activists.

Get a sneak peek at the women of the DC universe, and the lives of the actresses who portray them. Are they similar, or absolute opposites? But more importantly–can these women be super outside of their role?

To kick things off, learn which superhero is played by an army veteran.

Gal Gadot As Wonder Woman (Diana)

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Gal Gadot starred as Diana, aka Wonder Woman, in the 2017 film by the same name. Diana is the daughter of Queen Hippolyta and an Amazonian warrior. Believing the god Ares to be responsible for the current war, Diana takes Zeus’s dropped weapon, the “Godkiller” sword, to end the suffering.

Gadot described Diana as “relatable,” saying that she “is very compassionate, but her experiences– or lack of them, her naiveté, really–make her interested in everything around her.” Wonder Woman is a strong, adaptable, inquisitive superhero.