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Gia Carangi

Gia Carangi
Photo: L / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Birth Date

January 29, 1960


November 18, 1986


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Light Brown

Eye color



5 ft 8 in | 173 cm

Body Measurements

34-24-35 in | 86-61-89 cm


60 kg | 110 pounds

Bra Size


Shoe size

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).

Editorials Covers

Has been featured on numerous fashion magazine covers worldwide including multiple editions of Vogue and Cosmopolitan.

Advertising campaigns

Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Versace, Levi Strauss & Co., Bloomingdale's, Diane Von Furstenberg, Maybelline and Armani.

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