This was the true life story of supermodel Gia Carangi, a sensitive wild child who was both brazen and needy and who had a difficult time handling professional success and the deaths of people who were close to her.
Carangi became involved with drugs and because of her needle-using habits she became, at the tender age of 26, one of the first celebrities to die of AIDS.
At first, she expressed disinterest, but then decided that the required training for the athletic role was intriguing.
PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Angelina Jolie The sequel to 2014′s smash hit officially began production on Tuesday (May 29).Angelina and Elle will be reprising their roles as Maleficent and Princess Aurora.Angelina Jolie is an Oscar-winning actress who became popular after playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Salt (2010) and Maleficent (2014).Off-screen, Jolie has become prominently involved in international charity projects, especially those involving refugees.Jolie's performance in Gia (1998) again garnered a Golden Globe Award and another Emmy nomination, and she additionally earned a SAG Award.
Angelina got a major break in 1999 when she won a leading role in the successful feature The Bone Collector (1999), starring alongside Denzel Washington.During her marriage to Thornton, the spouses each wore a vial of the other's blood around their necks.That marriage came apart in 2002 and ended in divorce.Jolie's role was reminiscent of Jack Nicholson's character in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), the role which won Nicholson his first Oscar.Unlike "Cuckoo", "Girl" was a small film that received mixed reviews and barely made money at the box office.Her critical acclaim increased when she played strong roles in the made-for-TV movies True Women (1997), and in George Wallace (1997) which won her a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination.