Elizabeth Smart is an American journalist, child protection activist and commentator. Elizabeth Smart rose to fame at the age of 14 after being kidnapped from her home in Salt Lake City by Brian David Mitchell. Likewise, her life and kidnapping have been adapted into several non-fiction films and books.
Early Life and Childhood
Elizabeth Smart was born in 1987 and celebrates her birthday November 3rd yearly. So is the American child safety activist 33 years old at this moment. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Speaking of nationality, she is of American nationality and was born under the Scorpio zodiac sign.
She moved towards the Elizabeth Smart family and was born to Edward “Ed” and Lois Smart. Likewise, she has four brothers and one younger sister when it comes to siblings. Their names are Charles Smart, William Smart, Andrew Smart, Edward Smart and Lois Smart. As a child, she was very outgoing and loved trying new things. She also grew up with her siblings in Salt Lake, Utah, USA.
Speaking about Elizabeth Smart’s educational details, she first attended Bryant Middle School and then East High School in Salt Lake City. After graduating high school, Smart attended Brigham Young University. During her studies she studied music and earned her Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance.
Brian Mitchell, a middle-aged man, burst into Elizabeth’s apartment in the early hours of June 5, 2002, marched straight into her bedroom where she slept with her sister, and kidnapped her. Mary Katherine, her sister, pretended to be asleep during the incident in fear for her life. However, she witnessed everything that happened that night.
Mary tried to wake up her parents as soon as Brian left the bedroom and stood in the hallway. Then she tumbled back into her bed and pretended to sleep. Finally, she woke up her parents at 4 a.m. and told them about the incident. They then proceeded to the nearest police station. They later appeared on television and demanded that the kidnappers return their daughter. Huge search parties combed the surrounding areas in search of her.
She later claimed she was taken to the woods near Salt Lake City. Brian revealed to Elizabeth that he was an “angel” who would kidnap and marry more virgin girls to fulfill his destiny of killing the Antichrist.
After a few months, Elizabeth’s sister, Mary, suddenly recalled that the kidnapper’s voice resembled that of a man who had previously come to work in her home. Police investigated and determined from images that Immanuel was in fact Brian David Mitchell. Brian was identified by a passerby on March 12, 2003 because his face was all over the TV channels at the time. Brian was arrested after the man called the police. At the end of the day, she too was returned to her family.
career and working life
Elizabeth Smart has worked as a child safety activist and reporter. She also resumed her normal routine. She testified before the United States Congress in 2006 to lobby for sexual predator legislation and the AMBER Alert system. She eventually moved to Washington, DC, where she published the book You’re Not Alone.
In 2011, she founded the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, which aims to educate children about the nature of sex crimes and violence. The Foundation also supports the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. She was named a commentator by ABC News in July 2011. During her time at ABC News, she covered missing persons.
Awards and net worth
Elizabeth Smart has received many honors. Some of them are also the Siena Medal and the Diane von Fürstenberg Prize. As of 2021, she has earned around $2 million.
Elizabeth Smart is married to her husband Matthew Gilmour. Likewise, the couple married on February 18, 2012. Likewise, the par has three children. Their names are Chloe Smart Gilmour, James Smart Gilmour, Olivia Smart Gilmour.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Elizabeth Smart is of average height and weight. As for her weight, she weighs 55 kg and stands tall 5 feet 7 inches. Likewise, her body measurements (chest-waist-hips) are 34-27-36 respectively. The beautiful activist has beautiful blue eyes and blonde hair.
Elizabeth Smart is active in Instagram only. As of now, the activist has over 224,000 followers on the platform.