Gia Carangi was one of the top models on the scene in the late 70's to the early 80's. Her long dark locks and pouty lips helped her grace the covers of Vogue and Cosmopolitan numerous times. But, her career ended short due to heavy drug use (especially heroin), and her contraction of HIV/AIDS which she later died from at the age of 26. In 1998, Angeline Jolie played the troubled Carangi in the bio-pic, Gia, bringing the life and beauty of the model to a whole new generation.
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