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 woman to be titled as 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 cocaine and 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 4,395,283 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Gia Carangi is the 17th most popular model (down from 14th in 2019), the 2,225th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,041st in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Model.

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  • 35

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Among models, Gia Carangi ranks 17 out of 251Before her are Twiggy, Pattie Boyd, Travis Fimmel, Gigi Hadid, Veruschka von Lehndorff, and Bettie Page. After her are Natalia Pavlovna Paley, Iman, Linda Evangelista, Gisele Bündchen, Carmen Dell'Orefice, and Adriana Lima.

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Among people born in 1960, Gia Carangi ranks 58Before her are Rafael Benítez, Hiroyuki Sanada, Barham Salih, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Anne Parillaud, and Gary Lineker. After her are Damon Wayans, Jorge Sampaoli, Walter Zenga, Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran, Kim Wilde, and John Galliano. Among people deceased in 1986, Gia Carangi ranks 70Before her are Lilli Palmer, Alfredo Binda, Sterling Hayden, Hermann Gmeiner, Maurice Duruflé, and Mart Stam. After her are Ferdinand Daučík, Emilio Fernández, Lyudmila Rudenko, Ellison Onizuka, Bernard Malamud, and Christa McAuliffe.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gia Carangi ranks 2,225 out of 15,968Before her are Donald Judd (1928), Mariah Carey (1969), Jason Bateman (1969), Tony Levin (1946), Shannen Doherty (1971), and Paul Cohen (1934). After her are Rip Torn (1931), Woody Strode (1914), Morton Feldman (1926), John Heard (1946), Kirsten Dunst (1982), and Chubby Checker (1941).

Among MODELS In United States

Among models born in United States, Gia Carangi ranks 4Before her are Cindy Crawford (1966), Gigi Hadid (1995), and Bettie Page (1923). After her are Carmen Dell'Orefice (1931), Kylie Jenner (1997), Tyra Banks (1973), Sable (1967), Kendall Jenner (1995), Chrissy Teigen (1985), Janice Dickinson (1955), and Jerry Hall (1956).