Supermodel Gia Marie Carangi Biography and Photos

Supermodel Gia Marie Carangi Biography and Photos Gallery are given below. Gia Marie Carangi was an American fashion model during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Gia Marie Carangi was born on January 29, 1960 and died on November 18, 1986. Gia Carangi was considered by some to be the first supermodel, although that title has also been given to others, including Janice Dickinson and Dorian Leigh. Cindy Crawford, who also appeared on the covers of fashion publications during her time, was later referred to as “Baby Gia” due to her resemblance to Carangi.

Carangi was featured on the cover of fashion magazines, including Vogue, April 1, 1979; Vogue Paris, April 1979; American Vogue, August 1980; Vogue Paris, August 1980; Italian Vogue, January 1981; and several issues of Cosmopolitan between 1979 and 1982.

After she became addicted to heroin, Carangi’s modeling career rapidly declined. She later became infected with HIV and died at the age of 26. Her death was not widely publicized and few people in the fashion industry knew of it. Carangi is thought to be one of the first famous women to die of AIDS. A biographical film starring Angelina Jolie, Gia, debuted on HBO in 1998. Her father is Italian American, and her mother is American of Irish and Welsh ancestry.

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  1. Lillebird212 says:

    I just watched the movie w/ A.Jolie…Wow! what a story! I think she was much more beautiful than Jolie, however..Wonder why I’m just now hearing about her??

  2. she is really beautiful

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