At the time, Pollack had been taking chemo for 14 years.
Name a supermodel, Hollywood legend, rock star, head of state or world class photographer, and Sandy Linter has worked with them all.
To say Sandy Linter is a cult icon is an understatement. She was wearing a vintage, pale yellow, drop waist, chiffon dress; her hair backlit by the sun.
Whether it was her high profile relationship with America’s first supermodel, Gia Carangi, or as part of the famed and fast-paced Andy Warhol, Studio 54 crowd, Sandy’s life has been well-documented in print and film, but it’s her talent, genuine spirit and survivor instincts that’s endured. I half-expected to hear angels sing and things shift into slow motion like it was a Hallmark moment.
Gia grew up in a comfortable house, situated on the outskirts of Philadelphia, but although the environment was welcoming, her house rarely felt like a home.
“Gia and I used to sit at the top of the steps and hear [our parents] fight.” remembers her brother, Joe Carangi, “We hated it.” By the time she was eleven years old, her parents had split up, the separation creating a void that would trouble Gia throughout her life.