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Elizabeth Smart is an American child safety activist and commentator for ABC News. She gained national attention at age 14 when she was abducted from her home in Salt Lake City by Brian David Mitchell. Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee, held Smart captive for nine months until she was rescued by police officers on a street in Sandy, Utah. In 2023, Smart was the executive producer of the Lifetime movie, The Girl Who Escaped: The Kara Robinson Story.

Birth Name

Elizabeth Ann Smart

Nickname

Elizabeth

Profession

Child Safety Activist, Journalist

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Elizabeth Smart was born on the 3rd of November 1987, in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

Age

She’s currently 36 years old.

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Mormonism

Education

Smart attended Bryant Middle School and East High School in Salt Lake City. She later enrolled in Brigham Young University, where she earned her Bachelor of Music in harp performance.

Family Details

  • Father – Edward Smart
  • Mother – Lois Smart
  • Siblings – Mary Katherine (Sister), Charles Smart (Brother), William Smart (Brother), Andrew Smart (Brother), Edward Smart (Brother).

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Elizabeth Smart has dated –

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  • Matthew Gilmour (2011-Present) – In 2011, While serving as missionaries in the Paris Mission, Smart met Scotland native Matthew Gilmour. In 2012, after a courtship of one year, they became engaged. In 2012, They got married in a private ceremony in the Laie Hawaii Temple. The couple has had three children.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • In centimeters – 170 cm
  • In meters – 1.70 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 55 kg
  • In Pounds – 120 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-27-36
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 27 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 34B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Blonde

Shoe Size

She wears a size 9 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Smart became known for being an Abduction survivor. Smart works as an activist and advocate for missing persons. Her life and abduction have been the subject of numerous non-fiction books and films.

Film Debut

In 2017, Elizabeth had her first film on the 15th anniversary of her abduction, titled I Am Elizabeth Smart, narrated and produced by Smart, which tells the story of her kidnapping from her perspective.

Television Debut

In 2011, Smart landed her first appearance in television by appearing as Commentator in ABC News.

Elizabeth Smart Net worth

Elizabeth Smart has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Elizabeth Smart

  • In 2002, Smart was abducted at knifepoint from her bedroom at the age of 14 in her family’s house in Salt Lake City, Utah. In March of 2003, She was rescued by police officers  on a public street in Sandy, Utah, 18 miles (29 km) from her home.
  • In 2006, Smart spoke before the United States Congress to support sexual predator legislation and the AMBER Alert system.
  • In 2008, she was one of five recovered young adults who contributed entries to the book You’re Not Alone, which was published by the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • In 2011, Smart founded the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, which aims to bring hope and end the victimization and exploitation of sexual assault through prevention, recovery, and advocacy.
  • In 2011, Smart was one of four women awarded the Diane von Furstenberg Award.
  • In 2012, Theta Phi Alpha National Fraternity honored Smart with the Siena Medal award.
  • In 2021, Smart competed on The Masked Dancer as Moth. She was eliminated during the third episode of the series, placing eighth overall in the competition.
  • She was later the executive producer of Abducted By My Teacher: The Elizabeth Thomas Story as part of its Ripped From the Headlines feature film which detailed the Kidnapping of Elizabeth Thomas.
  • In 2023, Smart was the executive producer of the Lifetime movie, The Girl Who Escaped: The Kara Robinson Story as part of its Ripped From the Headlines which detailed the abduction of Kara Robinson at the hands of Richard Evonitz.
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