5 Things to Know About the Real Bling Ring Before Watching the New Netflix Docuseries

The new Netflix documentary The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist hits the streamer on Sept. 21, 2022. It features commentary from Bling Ring members Alexis Neiers and Nick Prugo, as well as Alexis’ mom, Andrea Arlington-Dunne. The group of teen burglars ransacked the homes of A-list celebrities like Orlando Bloom, Lindsay Lohan, and more in the early aughts. Here are five things you need to know about the real Bling Ring before watching the Netflix docuseries.

(L to R) Alexis Haines and Nicholas Prugo in ‘The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist.’ | Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

There were seven Bling Ring members in total

The real-life Bling Ring started with only Nick Prugo and Rachel Lee. Prugo and Lee started small by stealing from cars in affluent neighborhoods before they moved on to bigger targets. Eventually, they invited more people to get involved, and there were seven total teens and young adults who helped commit the crimes. Other than Prugo and Lee, Neiers, Diana Tamayo, Courtney Ames, Johnny Ajar, and Roy Lopez Jr. all stolen from celebrities’ homes at one point during the crime spree. However, Neiers claims that Lee “started it all.”

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