Read Less Despite this, she was still determined to make a comeback in the fashion industry.
She contacted Monique Pillard (who was largely responsible for Janice Dickinson's career), who was hesitant to sign her.
In rehab, she told staff that she had done sexual favors for drug money and had been raped by a dealer. She landed a Cosmopolitan cover, a gift from Scavullo.
Nobody from the fashion world attended, mainly because no one knew about her death until months after she had died.
However, weeks later, Francesco Scavullo, Carangi's friend and confidant, sent a Mass card when he heard the news.
A biography of Carangi by Stephen Fried called Thing of Beauty (the title of John Keats' famous poem) was published in 1993. Angelina Jolie starred in the title role, garnering a Golden Globe award for the role.
Gia Marie Carangi was an American fashion model during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Carangi is considered by some to be the first supermodel, although that title has been applied to others, including Janice Dickinson, Dorian Leigh, and Jean Shrimpton.
Wangenheim had her pose nude behind a chain-link fence with makeup assistant Sandy Linter.
Carangi immediately became infatuated with Linter and started to pursue her, though the relationship never became stable.
Read Less Devastated, Carangi started abusing drugs.
Scavullo recalled a fashion shoot in the Caribbean when "She was crying, she couldn't find her drugs.