Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in Lookin' to Get Out (1982).
The film chronicles the destruction of Carangi's life and career as a result of her addiction to heroin, and her decline and death from AIDS in the mid-1980s.
Vanessa Vance of retrospectively noted, "Jolie gained wide recognition for her role as the titular Gia, and it's easy to see why.
Jolie also received a nomination for an Emmy Award for her performance.
Jolie's first breakthrough came when she portrayed supermodel Gia Carangi in HBO's Gia (1998).
For a number of years, she was cited as the world's most beautiful woman by various media outlets, and her personal life is the subject of wide publicity.