Gia Carangi, considered the 1st super model. In the film Gia, she was portrayed as being sexually intimate with men and women. Since Carangi's death, she has been considered a lesbian supermodel and icon. Due to unprotected heroin use , Gia later contracted HIV, which claimed her life at the age of 26. Carangi is thought to be one of the first famous women to die of AIDS.