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18/07/2013 14:48 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

The Truth About The Bling Ring

Sofia Coppola's latest film The Bling Ring documents the exploits of privileged Hollywood teens who ransack celebrity homes. It premieres at Cannes Film Festival today - but before you think this is a case of Spring Breakers-ish part two, consider the fact this story actually happened.

Emma Watson's character Nicki - a fame-obsessed and materialistic teenager - is based on the now infamous Alexis Neiers, one of the gang's ringleader who looted several stars' mansions including those of ');