Gia Marie Carangi was an American fashion model during the late 1970s and early 1980s. She was featured on the cover of fashion magazines, including four international editions of Vogue and multiple issues of Cosmopolitan between 1979 and 1982. During these years, she also appeared in advertising campaigns for fashion houses, including Armani, Christian Dior, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent. Carangi is considered to be the first supermodel, although that title has also been applied to others. After she became addicted to heroin, Carangi's modeling career rapidly declined. She later contracted HIV and died of AIDS-related complications at the age of 26; she is thought to be one of the first famous women to die of the disease. Carangi's life was dramatized in the television film Gia, starring Angelina Jolie, which debuted on HBO in 1998.