Gia Carangi
American supermodel
Gia Carangi
Gia Marie Carangi was an American fashion model during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Carangi is considered by some to be the first supermodel, although that title has been applied to others, including Janice Dickinson, Dorian Leigh, and Jean Shrimpton. Model Cindy Crawford was later referred to as "Baby Gia" due to her resemblance to Carangi.
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Evening in America: Cindy Crawford and the State of Supermodels - Grantland
Google News - over 5 years
She did not invent the model-as-American-rebel idea, she was imitating Gia Carangi, to whom she was often compared. Carangi was actually troubled and rebellious, whereas Cindy Crawford was merely play-acting when channeling those energies
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1998 HBO original film “Gia” with Angelina Jolie on Blu-ray in November - HighDefDiscNews.com
Google News - over 5 years
HBO (owned and distributed by Warner) has plans to bring the 1998 HBO original film “Gia” starring Angelina Jolie (as the late fashion model Gia Carangi) to Blu-ray Disc on November 8th in an UNRATED cut. Tech specs and bonus materials have not yet
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Francesco Scavullo - Foto-Magazin
Google News - over 5 years
Scavullo o descopera si o lanseaza pe Gia Carangi, o tanara de 17 ani, originara din Philadelphia si care se mutase recent la New York. In 1979 Gia apare pe copertile mai multor numere ale revistelor Vogue si Cosmopolitan
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Umelci bijú na poplach: Kovovými cukríkmi bojujú proti AIDS - CAS.sk
Google News - over 5 years
AIDS si na svoj večný „guest list“ napísal mená ako Gia Carangi, Halston, Freddie Mercury, Steve Rubell a mnohých ďalších. Obete po sebe zanechali zástupy kreatívnych priateľov, ktorí časť svojej geniality presmerovali na charitu
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The Gay Bar Why the gay rights movement was born in one. - Slate Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Sandy Linter (left) and her girlfriend, model Gia Carangi, in 1979 in Mudd Club, part of the New York counterculture scene. (Linda Dawn Hammond.) But by the summer of 1969, gays were more willing than ever to challenge authority, thanks to the
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Angelina Jolie. La storia della donna più influente del mondo - Roba da Donne Likers
Google News - over 5 years
Vince due Golden Globe con i film “George Wallace” e “Gia” nel quale interpreta il difficile ruolo di Gia Carangi, morta a 26 anni di AIDS. Nel 1999 recita al fianco di Denzel Washington ne “Il collezionista di ossa”. Nel 2000 ottiene l'Oscar come
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Mila Kunis – tài năng tỏa sáng - Báo Phú Yên
Google News - over 5 years
Mặc dù Mila đã tham gia một số bộ phim như Gia Carangi, Teenage Wasteland nhưng qua vai diễn Jackie Burkhart trong bộ phim truyền hình dài tập That '70s Show, Mila mới thật sự bước chân vào làng giải trí khi mới 14 tuổi. That '70s Show đạt được những
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Sexy und engagiert: Angelina Jolie feiert den 36. Geburtstag - Krone.at
Google News - over 5 years
Für ihren Part in "George Wallace" (1997) erhielt sie einen Golden Globe und wurde für einen Emmy nominiert, für ihre Darstellung der Gia Carangi in "Gia" wurde sie zusätzlich mit dem SAG- Award ausgezeichnet. Der endgültige Durchbruch gelang Jolie
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Ma 36 éves Angelina Jolie - Velvet
Google News - over 5 years
A Kifutó a semmibe című, Gia Carangi szupermodell életét bemutató filmjéért Golden Globe-ot kapott. Ennyi gyereke van (egyelőre). Legidősebb fiát, a kambodzsai születésű Maddoxot 2002-ben fogadta örökbe, őt három évvel később az etiópiai Zahara Marley
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La cara más célebre de la enfermedad - El Mundo.es
Google News - over 5 years
El más recordado es sin duda el de Gia Carangi, que se ajusta como un guante a aquella famosa frase de 'vive deprisa, muere joven y dejarás un bonito cadáver'. A Gia se la considera la primera supermodelo estadounidense. Su belleza morena y con curvas
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Two win the local literary award | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-05-04 - Philadelphia Inquirer
Google News - almost 6 years
Fried, whose books include Thing of Beauty: The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia, a biography of Philly model Gia Carangi, said the Athenaeum Award, which was founded in 1950, is the last great Philadelphia literary institution that still exists
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Real to Reel - New York Daily News
Google News - almost 6 years
It's fitting that the woman considered to be one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood would play Gia Carangi, who was considered to be the most beautiful model in the world in the 1980s. Angelina Jolie glamored up to play her in the1998 TV
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Mila Kunis glamorosa en la revista Cosmopolitan España de Mayo (+Fotos) - Rumberos.net
Google News - almost 6 years
Después vinieron papeles más importantes, como una temporada en la mítica serie de la tevé norteamericana Days of Our Lives, y un personaje en Gia, la película que emitió Cosmopolitan TV sobre la vida de Gia Carangi (una famosísima modelo que llegó a
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Kate Moss Is Dismissed by H&M After a Furor Over Cocaine
NYTimes - over 11 years
In a move with little precedent in the fashion industry, Kate Moss, one of the world's most recognizable models, was dismissed from a planned advertising campaign yesterday after executives said she had admitted to recently using cocaine. H&M, Europe's largest clothing chain with 78 stores in the United States, had photographed Ms. Moss to promote
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FILM; For a Fighting Machine, A 'Bad Girl' Image Is Good
NYTimes - over 15 years
IT'S not hard to imagine Angelina Jolie as an action hero, particularly for those who might have seen the 1993 futuristic thriller ''Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow,'' her first real film role. In the movie, a 17-year-old Ms. Jolie plays a beautiful, gun-toting, kick-boxing, lifelike super-robot who runs away from her creators when she learns she's been
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Front Row; The model Gia Carangi endures as a fashion morality tale Cancan kicks up at Bloomingdale's Walking canvases.
NYTimes - almost 16 years
Still Mining a Morality Tale To her profound misfortune, Gia Carangi lived the kind of narrative that leaves pop culture's maw always hungry for another chunk. Like so many in her mold, a woman too beautiful for this world, she left it early. Thanks to Stephen Fried's 1993 biography, ''Thing of Beauty: The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia''; a 1998 HBO
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TV WEEKEND; Fast Life But Short, Portrayed In a Frenzy
NYTimes - about 19 years
Though some characters are composites, the story is true. In 1978, Gia Carangi, a middle-class girl from Philadelphia, was 18 years old and one of the world's top models. By the mid-80's, she was a heroin addict sleeping on the street. Soon after, she died of AIDS at 26. Tragic though it is, the story has a familiarity that is reinforced by the
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COVER STORY; A Chic Heroine, but Not a Pretty Story
NYTimes - about 19 years
When Gia Carangi came to New York City in the late 1970's to find work as a fashion model, the most successful women in her field were blond, cheerful, healthy-looking cover girls like Christie Brinkley, Kim Alexis and Cheryl Tiegs. But Gia, as she was known in the business, was strikingly different: dark-haired, Italian, with stormy eyes and a
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The Model Who Invented Heroin Chic
NYTimes - over 19 years
REID MILES'S STYLISH commercial photography studio off Sunset Boulevard isn't open for business today. It's a movie set, as Angelina Jolie, playing the troubled, heroin-addicted supermodel Gia Carangi in the HBO film ''Gia,'' sits on the floor in front of a roll of seamless paper. Edmond Genest, deep into the character of the photographer Francesco
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gia Carangi
    TWENTIES
  • 1986
    Age 26
    In June 1986, Carangi was admitted to Warminster General Hospital in Warminster, Pennsylvania, with bilateral pneumonia.
    More Details Hide Details A few days later, she was diagnosed with AIDS-related complex. On October 18, she was admitted to Hahnemann University Hospital.
  • 1985
    Age 25
    By late 1985, she had begun using drugs again.
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  • 1984
    Age 24
    She was admitted to an intense drug treatment program at Eagleville Hospital in December 1984.
    More Details Hide Details After treatment, she got a job in a clothing store, which she eventually quit. She later found employment as a checkout clerk and then worked in the cafeteria of a nursing home.
  • 1983
    Age 23
    She left New York for the final time in early 1983.
    More Details Hide Details As she had squandered the majority of her modeling earnings on drugs, Carangi spent the final three years of her life with various lovers, friends, and family members in Philadelphia and Atlantic City.
  • 1982
    Age 22
    By the end of 1982, she had only a few clients that were willing to hire her.
    More Details Hide Details Carangi's final photo shoot was for German mail-order clothing company Otto Versand in Tunisia; she was sent home during the shoot for using heroin.
    Carangi then mainly worked with photographer Albert Watson and found work modeling for department stores and catalogs. She appeared in an advertising campaign for Versace, shot by Richard Avedon. He hired her for the fashion house's next campaign, but during the photo shoot, in late 1982, Carangi became uncomfortable and left before any usable shots of her were taken.
    More Details Hide Details Around this time, Carangi enrolled in an outpatient methadone program but soon began using heroin again.
    One of her first jobs was for Francesco Scavullo, who photographed her for the April 1982 cover of Cosmopolitan, her last cover appearance for an American magazine.
    More Details Hide Details Sean Byrnes, Scavullo's long-time assistant, later said, "What she was doing to herself finally became apparent in her pictures.... I could see the change in her beauty. There was an emptiness in her eyes."
  • 1981
    Age 21
    In late 1981, although still struggling with drug abuse, Carangi was determined to make a comeback in the fashion industry and signed with Elite Model Management.
    More Details Hide Details While some clients refused to work with her, others were willing to hire her because of her past status as a top model.
    She was arrested in March 1981 after she drove into a fence in a suburban neighborhood.
    More Details Hide Details After a chase with police, she was taken into custody where it was later determined she was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine. After her release, Carangi briefly signed with a new agency, Legends, and worked sporadically, mainly in Europe.
    In an attempt to quit drugs, she moved back to Philadelphia with her mother and stepfather in February 1981.
    More Details Hide Details Carangi underwent a 21-day detox program, but her sobriety was short-lived.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1980
    Age 20
    In November 1980, Carangi left Wilhelmina Models and signed with Ford Models, but she was dropped within weeks.
    More Details Hide Details By then, her career was in a steep decline. Modeling offers soon ceased and her fashion industry friends, including Sandy Linter, refused to speak to her, fearing their association with her would harm their careers.
    After her agent and mentor, Wilhelmina Cooper, died of lung cancer in March 1980, a devastated Carangi began abusing drugs and developed an addiction to heroin.
    More Details Hide Details Carangi's addiction soon began to affect her work; she had violent temper tantrums, walked out of photo shoots to buy drugs, and fell asleep in front of the camera. Scavullo recalled a fashion shoot with Carangi in the Caribbean when "she was crying, she couldn't find her drugs. I literally had to lay her down on her bed until she fell asleep." During one of her final location shoots for American Vogue, Carangi had red bumps in the crooks of her elbows where she had injected heroin. Despite airbrushing, some of the photos, as published in the November 1980 issue, reportedly still showed visible needle marks.
  • 1979
    Age 19
    Carangi was featured on the cover of many fashion magazines, including the April 1979 issue of Vogue UK, the April 1979 and August 1980 issues of Vogue Paris, the August 1980 issue of American Vogue, the February 1981 issue of Vogue Italia, and multiple issues of Cosmopolitan between 1979 and 1982.
    More Details Hide Details During these years, she also appeared in various advertising campaigns for high-profile fashion houses, including Armani, André Laug, Christian Dior, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent. At the height of her career, Carangi was most known in modeling circles by only her first name. A regular at Studio 54 and the Mudd Club, Carangi usually used cocaine in clubs.
  • 1978
    Age 18
    By the end of 1978, her first year in New York, Carangi was already a well-established model.
    More Details Hide Details Of her quick rise to prominence, described by Vogue as "meteoric," Carangi later said, "I started working with very good people, I mean all the time, very fast. I didn't build into a model, I just sort of became one." Carangi was a favorite model of various fashion photographers, including Von Wangenheim, Francesco Scavullo, Arthur Elgort, Richard Avedon, Denis Piel, and Marco Glaviano. Well-integrated within the fashion world, she had the selection of several photographers, most notably Scavullo.
    Her first major shoot, published in October 1978, was with top fashion photographer Chris von Wangenheim, who had her pose nude behind a chain-link fence with makeup artist Sandy Linter.
    More Details Hide Details Carangi immediately became infatuated with Linter and pursued her, though the relationship never became stable.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Age 0
    Born on January 29, 1960.
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