Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 29, 1960.
Parents separate when Gia is 11.
Gia shows signs of being gay at 13.
Becomes a "Bowie" kid at 14.
Comes to New York City at 17.
Signs with Wilhelmina Cooper in 1978.
First cover for Italian Cosmo January 1979.
Career skyrockets; Gia becomes world's first supermodel.
Wilhelmina dies on March 1, 1980.
Heroin takes over Gia's life.
Gia disappears from modeling.
Gia attempts a comeback in 1982.
Completes rehab at Eagleville Hospital in March 1985.
Diagnosed with AIDS in June 1986.
Admitted to Hahnemann University Hospital, October 18th.
Gia dies November 18, 1986.