Angelina Jolie’s own struggles helped in her portrayal of Gia Carangi, a biopic of America’s first openly gay supermodel – whose battles with heroin addiction ultimately led to her tragic death from Aids at age 26. Photo: Reuters
Angelina Jolie’s own struggles helped in her portrayal of Gia Carangi, a biopic of America’s first openly gay supermodel – whose battles with heroin addiction ultimately led to her tragic death from Aids at age 26. Photo: Reuters
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Angelina Jolie’s own struggles helped in her portrayal of Gia Carangi, a biopic of America’s first openly gay supermodel – whose battles with heroin addiction ultimately led to her tragic death from Aids at age 26. Photo: Reuters
Angelina Jolie’s own struggles helped in her portrayal of Gia Carangi, a biopic of America’s first openly gay supermodel – whose battles with heroin addiction ultimately led to her tragic death from Aids at age 26. Photo: Reuters
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