January 29, 1960
November 18, 1986
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm
34-24-35 in | 86-61-89 cm
60 kg | 110 pounds
8 US | 38 EU
Gia Marie Carangi was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, on January 29, 1960, was an American model.
Carangi began her modeling career at the age of 17 in New York City, she signed to modeling agency Wilhelmina Models.
She signed with Ford Models in 1980.
Gia became one of the world's first supermodels in late 1970s.
Attended Abraham Lincoln High School.
Had Italian, Irish and Welsh ancestry.
Had two older brothers.
She was portrayed by actress Angelina Jolie in biographical HBO movie Gia (1998).
She was close friend of American model Janice Dickinson.
Was a fan of English singer David Bowie.
She was the face for Armani, Christian Dior and Versace (1979-1982).
Featured in Blondie music video for "Atomic" (1979).
Gia died on November 18, 1986, at the age of 26.
She dated Elyssa Golden (1981-1983) and Sandy Linter (1978).
Has been featured on numerous fashion magazine covers worldwide including multiple editions of Vogue and Cosmopolitan.
Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Versace, Levi Strauss & Co., Bloomingdale's, Diane Von Furstenberg, Maybelline and Armani.