Based on the tragic life and times of America's first supermodel
It's the late 70's in New York - Studio 54, designer jeans, drugs and disco. One girl is living life in the fast lane. She can have any man - or any woman - she wants. Sex, money, glamour, fame...it's all within her reach. She walks toward you across the dance floor, struts toward you down the runway, stares at you from the cover of a magazine. She's a goddess. She's a star. Her name is Gia.
When Gia Carangi (Angelina Jolie) first arrives in New York, she's a beautiful drop-out from Philadelphia brashly bursting through the closed doors of top modeling agent Withelmina Cooper (Faye Dunaway.) Gia's electrifying personality and potent sexuality soon find their way onto the covers of America's top-selling magazines. But being love by the world isn't the same as being loved by one - an unfulfilled desire that can take Gia dangerous places. And for a beautiful woman at the top, one slip could lead to a terrifying fall.