Actresses Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?  

Veronica Walsingham
August 1, 2018 308 votes 48 voters 1k views 21 items

List Rules Vote up the actresses you think would make a fantastic Anna Delvey.

The most important question of the moment: Who should play Anna Delvey in Netflix’s upcoming television series based on her story?

First, here's the story itself: Delvey was just a 20-something who was born in Russia, attended modest schools, and lived in a rural community in Germany. However, that’s not the same story she told the upper echelon of New Yorkers. Instead, Delvey claimed she was a German heiress staying in the US to build a startup with her trust fund.

Of course, the lie worked because it looked real. Delvey tipped everyone with $100 bills, dined at some of the swankiest restaurants in New York, wore Balenciaga, and took classes with Dakota Johnson’s fitness trainer. Her parties often included the likes of Macaulay Culkin and "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli.

Delvey’s deceit soon caught up with her when she couldn't pay her hotel bill of $30,000 - at which point she sent the staff a case of 1975 Dom Pérignon. Delvey left a friend with the bill for an extravagant vacation costing $62,000, which was more than the friend made in a year. And soon, it became clear that Delvey’s loans would never be paid back, her wire transfers would never come through, and her hotel bills would always be outstanding.

In August 2017, the New York State Supreme Court charged Delvey with larceny and theft of $275,000. She has been at Rikers Island without bail ever since. But Delvey has become somewhat of a millennial icon. To some, Delvey may represent the very worst of millennial traits - entitlement and disrespect for institutions - but it’s her disregard for the establishment that has drawn millennials to her. As Neff Davis, a hotel concierge and close friend of Delvey, tweeted, “Screw the higher-ups, dumb hotels, and idiotic banks. Anna is a genius.”

So will the Netflix dramatization of Delvey's story go down as one of the greatest crime shows of our generation? And more importantly, who should play this already legendary grifter? Delvey has suggested Jennifer Lawrence or Margot Robbie. However, there may be a few other actresses who can pull off Delvey’s bombastic energy, bold brows, strawberry hair, and blatant disregard for the barriers surrounding the social elite. 

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Abigail Breslin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?

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Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?

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Emily Browning is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?

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Emma Roberts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?

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Zoey Deutch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?

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Emilia Clarke is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?

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Lily Collins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?

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Katherine Langford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?

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Kathryn Newton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?

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Margot Robbie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?

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Ella Purnell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?

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Hailee Steinfeld is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?

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Bella Thorne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?

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AnnaSophia Robb is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?

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Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?

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Haley Lu Richardson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?

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Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?

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Chloë Grace Moretz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?

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Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?

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Florence Pugh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?
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Olivia Cooke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Everyone Is Talking About New York Con Artist Anna Delvey, So Who Should Play Her In The Show?