Gia Carangi

Gia Carangi (Model), born on January 29, 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Gia Carangi's age 58 years (at death) & Zodiac Sign Aquarius, nationality American (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is White. Let's check, How Tall is Gia Carangi?

Gia Carangi Bio

  • Birth Name:Gia Carangi
  • First Name: Gia
  • Last Name: Carangi
  • Age: 58 years (at death)
  • Died: November 18, 1986 (26 years)
  • Birth Date: January 29, 1960
  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Country: USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth/Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Eye Color: Light brown
  • Hair Color: Light brown
  • Feet/Shoe Size: 8
  • Dress Size: 6
  • Gia Carangi Height

    5 ft 9 in (173 cm/)

    Height & Weight
    Height (in Feet-Inches)5 ft 9 in
    Height (in Centimeters)173 cm
    Height (in Meters)
    Weight (in Kilograms)58 kg
    Weight (in Pounds)128 lbs

    Gia Carangi Body Measurements

    Gia Carangi's full body measurements are 33 in (86 cm) - 38B (US) / 85B (EU) B (US) - 24 in (61 cm) - 35 in (89 cm) .

    Body Measurements
    Bust Size33 in (86 cm)
    Bra Size38B (US) / 85B (EU) B (US)
    Waist Size24 in (61 cm)
    Hips Size35 in (89 cm)

    Gia Carangi FAQs

    What was so special about Gia Carangi?

    At age 26 she died of AIDS-related complications, believed to have contracted the disease from a contaminated needle, becoming one of the first famous women to die of the disease. Her life was dramatized in the television film Gia, starring Angelina Jolie, which debuted on HBO in 1998.

    How old was Gia Carangi when she died?

    26 years (1960–1986)

    Who did Gia Carangi love?

    Carangi always had an affinity to having female lovers. In her biography A Thing of Beauty, it chronicled how she was always in love with fellow models she was shooting with. Her most famous lover was the makeup artist Sandy Linter. The movie Gia could even be described as the tragic love story of the two.

    Was Gia Carangi beaten up?

    In the fall of 1986, Carangi was hospitalized. It became apparent that she had been sleeping outside in the rain, that she had been badly beaten up and raped. Blood tests showed she was suffering from AIDS-related complications.

    Gia Marie Carangi was an American fashion model during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Considered by some to be the first supermodel, she was featured on the cover of fashion magazines, including multiple editions of Vogue and Cosmopolitan, and appeared in advertising campaigns for such fashion houses as Armani, Chanel, Christian Dior, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent. After she became addicted to heroin, Carangi’s modeling career rapidly declined. She died of AIDS-related complications at the age of 26, becoming one of the first famous women to die of the disease. Her life was dramatized in the television film Gia, starring Angelina Jolie, which debuted on HBO in 1998. Carangi was born in Philadelphia, the third and youngest child of Joseph Carangi, a restaurant owner, and Kathleen Carangi, a homemaker. She had two older brothers. Her father was Italian, and her mother was of Irish and Welsh ancestry. Joseph and Kathleen had an unstable, violent marriage, ultimately leading Kathleen to abandon the family when Carangi was eleven years old. Those who knew her blamed her “fractured childhood” for the instability and drug dependence that plagued her adult life. She was described as “needy and manipulative” by relatives who recalled her as spoiled and shy as a child and a “mommy’s girl” who did not receive the motherly attention that she desired.

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