DIRECTOR: MICHAEL CRISTOFER
CAST: ANGELINA JOLIE, FAYE DUNAWAY, ELIZABETH MITCHELL
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The readers of Jane magazine (RIP) elected Angelina Jolie “The Female Actor Who Makes Your Knees Weak” in 2000, and this HBO biopic of Philadelphia-born fashion model Gia Carangi, an iconic 1970s cover girl, is in no small part the reason they did. Jolie, appropriately ravishing, guides us through Carangi’s discovery by a Svengali agent (Faye Dunaway), her consuming affair with a make-up artist (Elizabeth Mitchell), and her sorry end, brought down by a dirty needle at age 26.