Character Name: Alex Vause
Story: Piper's former drug dealing girlfriend is also serving time in the same prison which makes for a powder keg once the two finally meet. Her back-and-forth with Piper manages to affect other inmates, but essentially it's her dalliances with the law that remain the most intriguing.
Why Her Character Rocks: With a mother who worked four jobs and a washed-up rock star for a father, Alex Vause's back story is just as compelling as her current. After being bullied for being poor, she eventually found herself in league with an international drug cartel. We can only imagine how she got into the mix, and that makes us anxious for season two.