- Inventing Anna is a streaming hit
- The story is based on true events
- Imposter Anna Sorokin got a big pay day
People who didn't know Anna "Delvey" Sorokin, 31, from the media certainly know her now. The miniseries Inventing Anna is taking off and is even based on a true story.
It's about Anna Sorokin, a Russian-born German who scammed her way into tons of American money by posing as a millionaire's daughter. Although she ended up in prison, Sorokin is now taking advantage of her intriguing tale.
This is what happened to Anna Sorokin's Netflix fee
For the Netflix mini-series, Anna Sorokin received a hefty sum of money. The streaming giant paid $320,000 for the rights to her story, as various reports agree. Julia Garner plays Sorokin in the series.
But it's not all good news for Sorokin, who is still behind bars to this day. She had to use the money to pay off her debts first, because of an American law that forbids profiting off fraud.
She also had to use the money to pay her lawyer. Sorokin told The New York Times that the money is all gone now. She would have had to pay off her debts for years, but Netflix has now taken care of that for her.
The BBC once asked Sorokin if crime pays. Her answer was honest: "In a way, it did." It certainly looks that way now, because Inventing Anna is just one piece of her puzzle.
Anna Sorokin is launching a media offensive — with a podcast, a documentary and a book to follow, she said in an interview with The New York Times.