13 June 2013 2:30 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Emma Watson gives an impressive performance as Nicki, one member of the Hollywood thieving ring depicted in Sofia Coppola's latest film, The Bling Ring. But it makes us wonder: What ever happened to Alexis Neiers, the real-life criminal who inspired Watson's role? And did Paris Hilton ever get her jewels back, by the way? And how many of those kids charged with robbing celebrities actually saw the inside of a prison cell? If you're as curious as we are to know what's up with the real-life Bling Ring, here you go.Rachel LeeAccording to pieced-together testimony, Lee (renamed Rebecca in the film and played by Katie Chang) was the mastermind behind the Bling Ring. Her obsession with celebrity — or at least the Lindsay Lohan, reality-tv kind — led her to want to experience first-hand the big-money lifestyle she read about in the pages of Us Weekly. Named “Best Dressed” in »


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