• Living the Dream, One Heist at a Time
  • If you can't be famous, be infamous.


  • Kirsten Dunst's cameo, as herself, was not part of the original script. Instead, it was incorporated into the film, after Dunst visited Sofia Coppola on set. Dunst previously starred in Coppola's The Virgin Suicides (1999) and Marie Antoinette (2006).
  • The film takes place from 2008 to 2009.
  • Emma Watson's wallet was stolen while filming.
  • Emma Watson wore hair extensions.
  • Based on Nancy Jo Sales's Vanity Fair article, "The Suspects Wore Louboutins".
  • The last film of Harris Savides, who died in October 2012, six months after the end of principal photography. When he became ill partway through shooting, Christopher Blauvelt was brought in to complete the film; the two share credit.
  • The scene at Paris Hilton's house was actually filmed there.
  • Prior to shooting, Sofia Coppola got the cast to fake-burgle a house to see what mistakes they'd make.
  • It is said by insiders that Emma Watson watched her character, Alexis Neiers's reality television show, Pretty Wild (2010) to study her body language and how she acted around people.
  • Sofia Coppola considered cutting the slow zoom-in shot of the glass house heist, but cinematographer Harris Savides convinced her to keep it in. It is now the most celebrated shot of the film.
  • Emma Watson said she researched her role by watching "a ton of reality TV" including The Hills (2006) and Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007). She also listened to Britney Spears's 'Femme Fatale' album to get into the mindframe of her character.
  • Sofia Coppola's third film to feature pole dancing.
  • Claire Julien (Chloe) is the only cast member who's actually from Los Angeles. She helped the others learn the Calabasas dialect. Emma Watson is from England, Israel Broussard is from Mississippi, Katie Chang is from Chicago, and Taissa Farmiga is from New Jersey.
  • This is the first film starring Emma Watson which was not based on a book.


  • Character error: (at around 1h 10 mins) Nicki refers to her younger sister Emily, as "Gabby". The names of all the participants in the Bling Ring were changed for the film, but Gabby Neiers is the real person the character of Emily was based upon.