Los Angeles - Gal Gadot says serving in the army prepared her for Hollywood.
The Wonder Woman actress insists her two-year stint in the Israeli Defence Forces wasn't "that difficult" and she has found it useful in her current career.
She said: "The army wasn't that difficult for me. The military gave me good training for Hollywood."
The 30-year-old beauty - who has three-year-old daughter Alma with husband Yaron Versano - doesn't worry about the scrutiny that comes with life in the public eye either because she faced so many unkind comments when she was crowned Miss Israel.
She told the August issue of Fashion magazine: "After they asked me here, in Israel, if I have eating disorders and why I am so skinny - that my head was too big and my body was like a broomstick - I can take anything. It's just empty talk."
(Fashion magazine/David Roemer)
Though Gal thinks being a woman in modern times is "hard" because expectations are so high, she is grateful to have so many opportunities open to her.
She said: "Nowadays being a women is hard, because we have to be the best wife, best mother, best worker, best everything.
"But I truly believe we are more empowered... we're also stronger, sophisticated and can achieve what we want. That's what I would like my daughter to know."
Military service is mandatory for both men and women over the age of 18 in Israel.
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