Played by Leah Purcell
Inmate number: 220357
Charge: Robbery Armed with an offensive weapon
Sentence: On remand, trial and sentence pending
Served: Just entered Wentworth
Rita presents as a spirited, tough Indigenous woman, closely affiliated with the Conqueror biker gang. She’s frank, gregarious and charismatic – making friends easily and able to win support and trust from others without much effort.
On the surface, she’s a confident, carefree woman in charge of her life. But these qualities mask a dark secret that has haunted her for years.