Yvette Monreal, 27, is an American actress. Most known as Gabriela from the 2019 action movie Rambo: Last Blood, the actress has also made her name in TV shows like Awkward, Faking It, Matador, and The Fosters.
Most recently, she has been cast as the superheroine Wildcat in the superhero TV series Stargirl, based on the eponymous DC Comics character.
We countdown seven facts about Yvette Monreal:
Monreal's newest foray into acting comes in the upcoming small-screen adaptation of the DC Comics character of the same name, Stargirl.
Monreal is slated to play Yolanda Montez and her celebrity alter-ego, Wildcat. She stars alongside Brec Bassinger as the titular character, Anjelika Washington, and Christopher James Baker, among others.
Yvette gained widespread recognition as John Rambo's adopted daughter, Gabriela, in the 2019 action movie Rambo: Last Blood.
The fifth series in the Rambo franchise, the movie follows Vietnam War veteran John Rambo- played by Sylvester Stallone- as he attempts to save his kidnapped adopted daughter, Gabriela, from being prostituted in Mexico.
Even before landing the role of Gabriela in Rambo: Last Blood, Yvette found first-hand what it was like working alongside the veteran Sylvester Stallone.
During her casting, Stallone- who was scouting the talents- jumped in and read Rambo's lines with Gabriela. Stallone was impressed with Yvette's performance and offered her the role, and the rest is history.
In an interview, Yvette regaled her casting experience:
"The first time I met Sylvester Stallone was in the casting office. I had to do a chemistry read. It was me against two other girls and when I first walked in, I was reading with someone else but I guess it wasn’t up to par so he jumped in. He started reading with me the scenes in the movie and I wasn’t really nervous at first. I felt very comfortable. It felt really mellow in the room.”
In the press conference for Rambo: Last Blood, Yvette mentioned how her childhood experiences helped shape her for the role of Gabriela.
“I was raised with a very traditional Mexican mom so I can relate to Gabrielle a lot. The family is very strict and my family, my upbringing growing up was very strict. I wasn’t allowed to date. I wasn’t allowed to go out past five o’clock. I think I had to go straight home so my upbringing was very strict.”
She also mentioned that she had a protective figure like John Rambo in her real-life as well.
“I feel like that’s why my character was so relatable but I did have a stepfather who it was easier for me to go to. We did things together. We explored caves together, things of that nature so I feel like it was really relatable to this movie."
If you ever mistook Yvette Monreal for Ariana Grande, you aren't the only one!
The two are easily mistaken for the other as they share an uncanny resemblance.
The Twitter post above shows that if doppelganger existed, we know where to look for Yvette's!
For Yvette, acting was not some fleeting interest: it was her passion. Yvette graduated from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York, where she had studied acting.
Yvette may have debuted on the silver screen with the 2019 action movie Rambo: Last Blood, but that is, by no means, her only acting credit.
She has appeared in numerous TV series, most notable of which are her appearances in Awkward, Faking It, Matador, and The Fosters.