Gina Mastrogiacomo was an Italian-American model and actress famous for her roles in Goodfellas (1990), The Fanelli Boys (1991), and The X-Files (2000). In her private life, she kept a lot about herself under wraps but was not married at the time of her death on May 2, 2001, after suffering from a rare bacteria infection of the heart at the age of 39.
Here is every great detail to know about the actress from her birth, family, and career, to her death.
All to Know About the Marital Life and Romance of Gina
At the time of Gina’s death, she was not married and as far as the public is concerned, she probably was never married.
More to this, she guarded her private life well enough that her relationship life did not make it to the public space.
Nonetheless, what is remembered of her in terms of romance is the fact that she played the mistress of Ray Liotta in Goodfellas (1990).
Every Other Detail About The Life of Gina Mastrogiacomo Outside of Her Romantic Life
Her Family and Early Life
Gina Mastrogiacomo was born on 5 November 1961 in Great Neck, Nassau County, New York, USA.
Her father Leonard Carl Masttrogiacomo was born in 1937 and died in 2002. Her mother on the other hand is identified as Joan.
She had 3 sisters, Kim Mastrogiacomo, Amy Mastrogiacomo, and Naomi Rose Mastrogiacomo Barone who was born on October 18, 1960 and died on March 6, 2012.
The life of Gina before fame is sketchy and so are several other members of her family. Yet, she had nieces and nephews, and among them are Vincent Barone and Anthony Barone.
As regards her education, Gina obtained a degree in Art Design.
Gina Started Her Rise to Fame in the 1980s
It was in the 1980s when Gina Mastrogiacomo started her rise to fame as an actress filled with charisma, talent, and the ability to interpret a lot of roles that came her way.
She also had a career as a model in print ads.
Focusing on her acting career that led to her fame, she played many roles and the world still remembers her for playing Ginny in Alien Space Avenger in 1989. The film is about a 1939 spaceship carrying 4 aliens crashed-landed on earth. These aliens ended up taking the bodies of 4 humans.
While the story itself has received positive reviews, Gina played a major role and also received applause for her contribution.
More to her career, she was featured in one of her most accomplished and famous works, Goodfellas in 1990 when she was 29.
Years passed and so was the growth of the Italian-American actress who continued to appear in movies and TV series that count no fewer than 17.
In her career, she has shared the stage with other famous actors such as Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pantoliano, Bruce Davison, Molly Cheek, and Cobi Bernsen.
How Gina Mastrogiacomo Died
The established actress who had a striking resemblance to actress Juliette Lewis was diagnosed with a rare bacterial infection of the heart which led to her death on May 2, 2001, when she was 39.
She died in Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA, and was buried at Nassau Knolls Cemetry, Port Washington, Nassau County, New York.
The death reportedly led her father to be heartbroken and he died about 6 months later in 2002, per IMDB.
At the time of her death, she was survived by her mother Joan, her father, Leonardo, and 3 siblings, Naomi who died in 2012, Amy, and Kim.