Carangi, Gia Marie

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Born: Jan 29, 1960 AD
Died: 1986 AD, at 26 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Models


1960 – She was born on the 29th day of January this year in Philadelphia.

 

1978 – She moved to New York City and quickly rose to prominence. Carangi was the favorite model of many eminent fashion photographers, including Francesco Scavullo, Arthur Elgort, Richard Avedon, and Chris von Wangenheim, and she posed for photos in many countries.

 

1979 - She was featured in a lot of magazine covers like American Vogue, Italian Vogue, Vogue Paris, and several issues of Cosmopolitan until 1982.

 

1980 – Her agent, Wilhelmina Cooper, died of lung cancer. Devastated, Carangi quickly turned to drugs to escape the harsh reality. She began having violent temper tantrums, walking out of photo shoots, and even falling asleep in front of the camera.

 

1981 – She enrolled in a 21-day detox program, and started dating a college student, Elyssa Golden. The Carangi family and Gia's mother had suspected that Golden had a drug problem. With Golden by her side, Carangi's recovery failed.

 

1986 – At age 26, she died on the 18th day of November at 10:00 a.m. Her funeral was held on the 21st of November, at a small funeral home in Philadelphia. Some of her old friends from Philadelphia chose not to attend, most because of their anger at her mother for not allowing anyone to see her. Nobody from the fashion world attended.

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