Played by Sigrid Thornton
Inmate number: 986485
Charge: On remand, awaiting trial for murder of her husband. Aquitted of Helen Masters’ murder. Charged, entered a guilty plea at committal.
Sentence: Awaiting sentencing
Served: Six months
Sonia is the wealthy, self-made dynamo behind a cosmetics empire that was owned and run by her late husband, Geoffrey Stevens.
While Geoffrey was from a wealthy family, Sonia was not.
While Geoffrey was something of a dabbler, Sonia was passionate, hard working and always had the ability to focus on a goal.
She's also rather ruthless. If necessary, Sonia will walk over those in her way.
She can be charming too, as evidenced by the fact she managed to charm her way into the heart of an eligible bachelor.
After 17-years of marriage though, there was little love left. Geoffrey’s philandering, gambling, boozing ways had become a liability. Sonia was simply fed up with having to endure his cavalier attitude in the face of all her hard work.
Then Geoffrey disappeared. As far as the world knows, Geoffrey's death is a suspected suicide, after a devastating cancer diagnosis.
Then when Sonia’s best friend Helen Masters also went missing, the police were suspicious. They gathered enough circumstantial evidence to charge Sonia with murder.
So Sonia found herself on remand, awaiting trial. Surprisingly, this didn’t seem to faze her.
Inside Wentworth she had the same energetic, positive, just-get-on-with-it attitude that endeared her to her fellow inmates.
What they didn't know, was that Sonia had one great big ace up her sleeve...