Gia Carangi

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Birthday
29, 1960
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Nov 18, 1986 (26)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
29, 1960
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Nov 18, 1986 (26)

About

Fashion model of the 1970s and '80s who many considered to be the first supermodel.

Before Fame

After moving to New York, she became a favorite of fashion photographers Francesco Scavullo, Arthur Elgort, and Joseph Petrellis.

Trivia

She appeared on the cover of the April 1979 fashion magazine Vogue.

Family Life

Her father, Joseph, was a restaurant owner, and her mother, Kathleen Carangi, was a homemaker. She was raised with her two older brothers.

Associated With

Angelina Jolie portrayed her in HBO's 1998 biopic film Gia.