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Elizabeth Smart

Born Nov 3, 1987

Elizabeth Ann Smart Gilmour is an American activist and contributor for ABC News. She first gained widespread attention at age 14 when she was kidnapped from her home and recovered nine months later.

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  • Elizabeth Smart: Porn Made My Living Hell Worse
    CNN - Aug 21, 2016
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    Elizabeth Smart Joins Search For Missing Provo Woman
    Daily Herald - Utah Valley - Apr 24, 2015
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    The Tragedy Of Children And Crime: Supporting Elizabeth Smart
    Huffington Post - Feb 05, 2015
  • Elizabeth Smart Shares About Her Faith And Kidnapping
    NPR - Dec 31, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Elizabeth Smart.


1987 Birth Born on November 3, 1987.


2002 14 Years Old Smart was abducted from her bedroom on June 5, 2002, at age 14.
2003 15 Years Old She was found nine months later on March 12, 2003, in Sandy, Utah, 18 miles from her home, in the company of Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Ileen Barzee. … Read More
2006 18 Years Old On March 8, 2006, Smart went to Congress to support sexual predator legislation and the AMBER Alert system, and on July 26, 2006, she spoke after the signing of the Adam Walsh Act.


2008 20 Years Old In May 2008, she traveled to Washington, D.C., where she helped present a book, You're Not Alone, published by the U.S. Department of Justice, which has entries written by her as well as four other recovered young adults.
2009 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Smart commented on the kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard, stressing that dwelling upon the past is unproductive. … Read More
2010 22 Years Old Smart returned temporarily from her mission in November 2010 to serve as the chief witness in the federal trial of Brian David Mitchell.
2011 23 Years Old 1 More Event
After the end of the trial she returned to France to finish her mission, coming home to Utah in the spring of 2011.
2012 24 Years Old In January 2012, Smart became engaged to Matthew Gilmour, a Scotland native, after a courtship of one year. The couple met while doing mission work in Paris and had planned to marry in the summer of 2012 but moved up the date due to media privacy concerns. They married on February 18, 2012, in a private ceremony in the Laie Hawaii Temple.
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