Author: Stephen Fried
Ok, I’ve finally finished reading a biography about this world’s once famous supermodel. Her name was Gia Carangi (Italian, Welsh and Irish ancestry) and she was among the world’s highest paid and sought after supermodel of late 70s to early 80s.
Name: Gia Marie Carangi
Born: Jan 19, 1960
Died: Nov 18, 1986
Height: 5ft 8 inches
She was 17 when she’s first discovered while working in her father’s luncheonette in Philadelphia and by the time she’s 18, she stormed the fashion world, jetsetting around the globe and became the darling of moguls & movie stars, royalty and rockers.
Her striking features have made her a ‘hit’ among the world’s famous fashion photographers including:
Francesco Scavullo http://www.scavulloeditions.com/
Arthur Elgort http://www.arthurelgort.com/
Richard Avedon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Avedon
Chris von Wangenheim
However, her fame was short-lived when she succumbed to the deadly disease: AIDS! Many believe that her addiction with drugs had contributed to her downfall. Her death was not widely publicized and she was among one of the first women in US to die of AIDS. On November 18, 1986 at 10.00 am, 26-year-old Gia Carangi died.
In 1993, a biography of her life written by Stephen Fried hit the bookstands and the following 1998, a biographical movie titled “GIA” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia, starred by Angelina Jolie, was released by HBO.
Prior to the death of Gia Carangi, a 22-year-old Cindy Crawford http://www.cindy.com/who/
emerged as the new 'IT' girl in the fashion world. She was nicknamed as the new "Baby Gia."
Pictures courtesy of http://www.gia-carangi.com/index.html
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