Natascha Kampusch

Austrian Television Presenter
Born Feb 17, 1988

Natascha Maria Kampusch is an Austrian woman known for her abduction at the age of 10 on 2 March 1998. Kampusch was held in a secret cellar by her kidnapper Wolfgang Priklopil for more than eight years, until she escaped on 23 August 2006.

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1988 Birth Born on February 17, 1988.
1998 10 Years Old The 10-year-old Kampusch left her family's residence in Vienna's Donaustadt district on the morning of 2 March 1998, but failed to arrive at school or come home. … Read More


The 18-year-old Kampusch reappeared on 23 August 2006. … Read More
2007 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Together with two journalists, Kampusch's mother wrote a book about the ordeal, Verzweifelte Jahre ("Desperate Years"). Kampusch appeared at the initial presentation of the book in August 2007, but did not want to be photographed or interviewed. … Read More


Politicians of the conservative Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) threatened to break up the newly formed SPÖ–ÖVP ("red–black") coalition government in April and May 2008. … Read More
2009 21 Years Old …  As of 2009, she is living in central Vienna.
In January 2010 Kampusch said she had retained the house because it was such a big part of her formative years, also stating that she would fill in the cellar if it is ever sold, adamant that it will never become a macabre museum to her lost adolescence.
2012 24 Years Old On 15 April 2012, a German newspaper reported that a movie based on her autobiography with the same name will be made featuring Antonia Campbell-Hughes as Natascha and Thure Lindhardt as Priklopil.
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