Born In: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Gia Carangi was one of the very first supermodels in the United States of America. She embarked on a very promising career which was unfortunately cut short due to her drug abuse and personal problems. In just six years of being a professional model, she had achieved a lot of success. Carangi had posed as the cover girl for top fashion magazines like ‘Cosmopolitan’ and ‘Vogue’. At one time, she was the first choice for top brands like ‘Giorgio Armani’, ‘Gianni Versace’, ‘Maybelline’, ‘Christian Dior’, ‘Chanel’, ‘Yves Saint Laurent’ and ‘Levi Strauss & Co.’ Her life took an unfortunate turn in the early 1980s as she became addicted to cocaine and her career went downhill very soon. She did try to get sober and keep her career afloat but failed miserably in her attempts to do so. Later she was diagnosed with AIDS-related complications and became one of the very first celebrity women to die of the disease. Several television shows, documentaries, as well as films were made on her life. Angelina Jolie played her in a biopic named ‘Gia’ which was telecast on HBO. Jolie was awarded for her role in the biopic.
Also Known As: Gia Marie Carangi
Died At Age: 26
father: Joseph Carangi
mother: Kathleen Carangi
Born Country: United States
place of death: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
U.S. State: Pennsylvania
Ancestry: Irish American, Italian American
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