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Sylvia is the former girlfriend of Alex Vause, prior to her relationship with Piper Chapman. She is portrayed by Ashleigh Sumner.


Before Alex and Piper's incarceration[]

Flashbacks show an early sexual encounter between Alex and Piper, at Alex's home. Alex's phone rings, and she leaves the room to take the call. A hooded figure enters the room seconds later, and launches at Piper, attacking her. Hearing Piper's screams, Alex comes running back in and drags the figure, which turns out to be Sylvia, off Piper.

Piper is frantic and shouting at Alex that the woman attacked her, and just broke in, to which Sylvia shouts "I live here!". An incredulous Piper realises that Sylvia is Alex's girlfriend. Sylvia shouts to Alex to get Piper out, to which Alex responds "I will, and then we're gonna talk". Sylvia storms out and Piper and Alex have a short argument whilst Piper gets dressed. Alex claims that her relationship with Sylvie is complicated, but Piper doesn't care, and when she can't find her shoes, leaves without them.

Piper and Alex later meet again in a bar, and start talking. Alex says she's new to this "whole relationship thing" and she wasn't lying when she said it was complicated, to which Piper says that she doesn't want to stand in the way of true love, and if Sylvie is her future wife she will back off. But, she says, Alex pursued her, and she liked it. The pair end up hooking up in a bathroom stall.

Later, Piper is discussing the situation with Polly when her doorbell rings. She opens the door to find a flaming brown bag, which she stamps on, and discovers it is full of poo. Polly is nonplussed, claiming that's the oldest prank in the book. Piper knows it was Sylvia, and is frightened over what she will do next.

Piper and Alex are shown in bed again, where we learn that Alex left Sylvia for Piper. Alex says that Sylvie just needed to rage and will not come after Piper again. Piper asks, "did you love her?", to which Alex replies, "No. But I love you". ("Little Mustachioed Shit")



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Piper Chapman Celeste Chapman  •  Baggage Handler  •  Sara  •  Jessica
Alex Vause Jessica Wedge  •  Diane Vause  •  Sylvia  •  Fahri  •  Lee Burley  •  Kubra Balik
Tasha Jefferson Mia Jefferson  •  Kristen Holmes  •  Ms. Tendler
Claudette Pelage Josephine Baptiste  •  Odette
Desi Piscatella Wes Driscoll  •  Miguel Rosado
Yvonne Parker Rhonda  •  RJ
Norma Romano Mack Romano  •  Kirsa Rain  •  Silver Tree
Tiffany Doggett Abe  •  Nathan  •  Debbie Doggett
Suzanne Warren Grace Warren  •  Dylan  •  Brad
Joe Caputo Lisa
Sam Healy Margaret Healy  •  Dennis Healy  •  Ellen Murphy
Linda Ferguson Meggan
Mei Chang Sun Zhang  •  Deng Shi  •  Lin Chang  •  Mrs. Hu  •  Ling Fu
Poussey Washington Mrs. Washington  •  Franziska Mertensacker  •  Jürgen Mertensacker  •  Aliyah Jones
Carrie Black Marcia Black  •  Tracy  •  Mr. Black
Nicky Nichols Marka Nichols  •  Paloma
Alison Abdullah Sahar Abdullah  •  Hassan Abdullah  •  Farah Abdullah
Dayanara Diaz Stacy  •  Paolo  •  Claire
Gloria Mendoza Francisco  •  Arturo
Tricia Miller Allie
Frieda Berlin Lloyd Berlin
Janae Watson Bartholomew Watson  •  Layla Watson  •  Donte  •  Three-D
Brook Soso Mrs. Soso  •  Joshua Nicholson  •  Ethan  •  Oren
Jane Ingalls Sister Sheila  •  Sister Constance  •  Sister Mary Eunice
Maria Ruiz Jorge Ruiz  •  Arlenis  •  Sirena
Blanca Flores Millie
Galina Reznikov Ganya  •  Marina  •  Nadezhda  •  Sonya
Lolly Whitehill Ann-Marie
Maritza Ramos Edward Spencer  •  Tavi
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Leanne Taylor Mr. Taylor  •  Samuel  •  Zeke
Lorna Morello Stansie Morello  •  Giuseppe Morello  •  Tony  •  Jack
Cindy Hayes Lucas Hayes  •  Joy Hayes
Carol and Barbara Denning Debbie Denning
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Karla Córdova Benji Córdova  •  Abel Córdova
Shani Abboud Youssef Abboud  •  Alma Abboud