Who is actually Anna Delvey?

Who exactly is Anna Delvey, the swindler who infiltrated circles, but also the wallets of the New York elite, and according to whom the Netflix hit series was recorded.

Feb 16, 2022 - 15:18
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Who is actually Anna Delvey?

For four years, the young Russian woman presented herself as a rich German heiress, and no one doubted her story, so today she is considered one of the most intelligent conspirators caught in it.

Who exactly is Anna Delvey?

Anna Delvey was born in 1991 as Anna Sorokin. Her father was a truck driver and her mother a small shop owner and housewife. They moved to Germany when she was 16 years old. After high school, Anna went to London to attend Central Saint Martins College. She gave up her studies, and her next step was an internship at the Parisian magazine Purple. Arranged by the magazine she worked for in 2013, she traveled to New York Fashion Week and soon made many acquaintances. It was at this time that she began to introduce herself as Anna Delvey.

Shortly afterward, she resigned from the magazine and began to propagate the story of the so-called 'The Anna Delvey Foundation' which is a fictional organization that functions as a private club and art foundation. She lived in prestigious hotels, wore designer clothes, but had no money or too many close friends. Even her parents didn’t know what kind of life she was leading because they regularly sent her groceries and rent. Trips and going out to restaurants and clubs, she would play by having someone else pay or lend her money that she never returned. Sorokin is not in contact with the family today, and her father said he has given up.

She recently wrote an open letter in which she says she will not watch the series, at least not any time soon. ‘I don’t think I’m going to watch‘ Inventing Anna ’any time soon. Even if I pull some ties and make it possible for me, I’m not at all interested in seeing a fictional version of myself in this criminal environment. I never complained about a lot of things. From the very beginning of my stay in New York Prison, I thought people only wanted to see how miserable I was. I had long hoped to continue my life until the series came out. I imagined the series to be a kind of conclusion, the closing of a long chapter that has finally come to an end. After almost four years and hours and hours of phone conversations and visits, the series is based on my story and told from a journalist’s perspective. And while I’m curious to see how they interpreted all that research and materials, I can’t help but feel like an afterthought, the dark irony of being locked in a cell in another horrible correctional facility, lost between the lines. History repeats itself ', wrote Anna.

Netflix reportedly paid her $ 320,000 for the rights to tell her story in the series. Of that money, she paid $ 199,000 in debt to banks and $ 24,000 to pay state fines.