Kimmy Schmidt Was Inspired by Elizabeth Smart

Actress Ellie Kemper plays the lead in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Tina Fey’s Netflix series about a woman who was held captive by a doomsday cult leader since the age of 14. Kemper cites the story of kidnapping survivor, Elizabeth Smart, as the inspiration behind her portrayal of Kimmy. Smart was also 14 when she was… » 7/05/15 4:45pm 7/05/15 4:45pm

How Elizabeth Smart Became More Than An Abduction Victim

Margaret Talbot's piece in the New Yorker this week might be called "The Extraordinary Resilience of Elizabeth Smart" but a better title might be "How Elizabeth Smart Did the Impossible." The piece explores how Smart managed to get through her abduction and become that much more than an abduction victim forever… » 10/14/13 6:50pm 10/14/13 6:50pm

Elizabeth Smart Living a Normal Life of Exotic Hawaiian Marriages

In what sounds a little bit like a pagan ritual, Elizabeth Smart married Matthew Gilmour in a Mormon temple on Oahu's North Shore yesterday. Smart, a Utah woman who was kidnapped at age 14 and held captive for nine months by Brian David Mitchell, is now an apparently functioning 24-year-old senior at Brigham Young… » 2/19/12 11:00am 2/19/12 11:00am

Defense Says Elizabeth Smart Isn't That Damaged, Pushes For Lighter Sentence

Even the worst criminals are entitled to legal representation, but do attorneys have to make offensive comments while defending them? Recently, Nancy Garrido's defense lawyer argued that she should be able to relax on the beach someday, and now the attorney representing Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper says the court… » 5/18/11 11:39pm 5/18/11 11:39pm

Elizabeth Smart Is Well-Spoken, Well-Adjusted

Elizabeth Smart, the Mormon girl who went missing for nine months after she was abducted from her bedroom six years ago by a weirdo handyman was on Oprah » 9/10/08 6:30pm 9/10/08 6:30pm today to discuss the aftermath of the ordeal. Today she's 20, and is a junior at BYU as a music major. Considering what she's been through, she's shockingly put…