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Gia Carangi

1960 - 1986

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Gia Marie Carangi (January 29, 1960 – November 18, 1986) was an American model, considered by many to be the first supermodel. She was featured on the cover of many magazines, including multiple editions of Vogue and Cosmopolitan, and appeared in advertising campaigns for luxury fashion houses such as Armani, Dior, Versace and Yves Saint Laurent.After Carangi became addicted to heroin, her career rapidly declined. In 1986, at age 26, she died of AIDS-related complications. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gia Carangi has received more than 4,927,097 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Gia Carangi is the 17th most popular model, the 2,261st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,224th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Model.

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  • 37

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  • 5.24

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  • 3.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among models, Gia Carangi ranks 17 out of 249Before her are Natalia Pavlovna Paley, Bettie Page, Cindy Crawford, Gigi Hadid, Pattie Boyd, and Veruschka von Lehndorff. After her are Iman, Ira von Fürstenberg, Kate Moss, Maye Musk, Travis Fimmel, and Catherine Hessling.

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Among people born in 1960, Gia Carangi ranks 72Before her are Kevin Carter, Simonetta Sommaruga, Pierre Littbarski, Daryl Hannah, Mark Rylance, and Nassim Nicholas Taleb. After her are Erin Brockovich, Fayez al-Sarraj, Naoki Urasawa, Samia Suluhu Hassan, Melissa Leo, and Lepa Brena. Among people deceased in 1986, Gia Carangi ranks 72Before her are Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Maurice Duruflé, Alfredo Binda, Arthur Grumiaux, and Lyudmila Rudenko. After her are Omar Ali Saifuddien III, Bernard Malamud, Elio de Angelis, Alexandre Tansman, Christopher Isherwood, and Thierry Sabine.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gia Carangi ranks 2,261 out of 18,182Before her are Pat Hingle (1924), Joe Lynn Turner (1951), George Wallace (1919), Jessica Biel (1982), Kanye West (1977), and Maxwell D. Taylor (1901). After her are Duane Allman (1946), Daniel McFadden (1937), Bill Tilden (1893), Josh Duhamel (1972), Brad Davis (1949), and Delphine LaLaurie (1787).

Among MODELS In United States

Among models born in United States, Gia Carangi ranks 4Before her are Bettie Page (1923), Cindy Crawford (1966), and Gigi Hadid (1995). After her are Carmen Dell'Orefice (1931), Kendall Jenner (1995), Kylie Jenner (1997), Jerry Hall (1956), Tyra Banks (1973), Sable (1967), Janice Dickinson (1955), and Jenny Shimizu (1967).