Gia Carangi

United States

Gia Carangi Bio

Who is Gia Carangi

American fashion model, Gia Marie Carangi was best known as Gia Carangi famous during the late 1970s and late 1980s. She appeared on the cover page of fashion magazine including Vogue and Cosmopolitan and was featured in several advertising campaigns, Armani, Chanel, Christian Dior, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent. She died of an AIDS-related complex at the age of 26.

Early Life (Childhood)

She was born to Joseph Carangi, a restaurant owner, and Kathleen Carangi, a homemaker. Grew up with the passion of modeling, she featured in Philadelphia newspaper ads, and at the age of 17, she moved to the New York City where she signed with the Wilhelmina Models.

Interesting Facts

Since the 1980s, she became addicted to drugs and usually used in cocaine in clubs. Her drugs addiction had affected her career, and she squandered the majority of her modeling earnings on drugs. She later spent final of her three years along with her several, lovers, and family members. In December 1985, she was admitted to the Warminster General Hospital in Warminster, Pennsylvania, with bilateral pneumonia. Some days later, she was diagnosed with AIDS-related complexity and eventually, she left the world on November 18, 1986. According to online sources, her estimated net worth was around $10 thousands.

Personal Life

She was never married and had any children. According to some online sources, she had several relationships in the past. Her sexual orientation has reported both lesbian and bisexual, is considered a lesbian icon and is said to have "epitomized lesbian chic more than a decade before the term was coined."


As a supermodel, she became the brand ambassadors of Calvin Klein, Gianni Versace, Cutex, Giorgio Armani, Citicorp, Perry Elis, Christian Dior, Maybelline, Levi Strauss & Co. She won Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance for other accolades.


Her personal life is full of rumor and controversy. She was rumored to be having an affair with American actor, John Travolta.