“Life and death, energy and peace. If I stop today, it was still worth it. Even the terrible mistakes that I made and would have unmade if I could. The pains that have burned me and scarred my soul, it was worth it for having been allowed to walk where I’ve walked, which was to hell on earth, heaven on earth, back again, into, under, far in between, through it, in it and above.” (poem by Gia Carangi)
First of the 1970’s American super models, appearing on the covers of Vogue and Cosmopolitan. Died from AIDS thru transmission from a contaminated needle.
Life dramatized in the HBO film “Gia” (2000), starring Angelina Jolie.