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'Inventing Anna': 4 works on fake heiress Anna Sorokin to see before Netflix series

The cunning fraudster has been the subject of many works with her tale of deception piquing the interest of multiple media outlets
Julia Garner as Anna Sorokin in 'Inventing Anna' (Netflix)
Julia Garner as Anna Sorokin in 'Inventing Anna' (Netflix)

Netflix's upcoming limited series 'Inventing Anna' is making waves for its interesting tale of fraud committed by a woman who posed as a rich heiress and swindled the rich and elite of New York.

Based on the true story of convicted fraudster Anna Sorokin, the show which will have the talented Julia Garner portray her has piqued the interest of many who had heard of her case as well as those around the world who were unaware of it. The Netflix series will be an exciting take on her scam so before the show drops here are some of the other works detailing her story that you should check out before starting your binge that will give you some more insight.


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1. 'My Friend Anna' - (Book)

'My Friend Anna' is a book written by Rachel DeLoache Williams. Williams is a former Vaniity Fair photo editor who details her experience with her then-new friend Anna Delvey, a self-proclaimed German heiress. The book shares the true story of her time with Anna when they went on a supposedly full-expense paid trip to Marrakech at the five-star La Mamounia hotel. But when her friend's cards mysteriously stopped working forcing her to foot the bill of $62,000 is how Willams got the first whiff of deceit. What follows is a harrowing tale of trying to help to bring down one of the city’s most notorious con artists and get justice.

'My Friend Anna' by Rachel Williams (

2. 'Fake Heiress' - (Podcast series)

'Fake Heiress' is a partially dramatized podcast series about Anna Sorokin that was presented by BBC Radio 4. Journalist Vicky Baker along with  Chloe Moss dig deeper into the scandal. Consisting of a total of 8 episodes the podcast series walks us through her various escapades and scams that she pulled off on her rise to notoriety. 'Fake Heiress' is available to tune in to on BBC Sounds. 

'Fake Heiress'podcast (BBC)

3. 'Anna X' - (Play)

'Anna X' is a play revolving around Anna Delvey aka Anna Sorokin written by Joseph Charlton. Starring  Emma Corrin and Nabhaan Rizwan it ran at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London, and The Lowry in Salford in 2021. Charlton received rave reviews for his writing that was deemed exciting, relatable, and fresh. Although the live stage play has been performed you can order yourself a copy of his writing on Amazon and other book sites. 

'Anna X' cover (

4. '20/20' (ABC magazine series episode)

Sorokin's case was the subject of an episode of the news magazine series '20/20' in October 2021. In the program, Sorokin is interviewed by Deborah Roberts while in ICE custody and speaks out on the ongoing controversy. This interview lets the con woman tell her side of the story and a bit about who she is as a person. You can watch it on the ABC news site.

ABC News '20/20' Anna Sorokin interview (ABC)

'Inventing Anna' will premiere on February 11, 2022, only on Netflix.