Acting the part
She convinced a group of new friends in New York that she had a trust fund of 60 million euros waiting for her in Europe and made a name for herself pretty quickly. Everyone in New York knew who she was (or thought they did).
She had different versions to her background; once her father was a diplomat, another time he was an oil executive, and yet another time he was a magnate. Whatever the version, one thing was sure – she had a lot of money.