Betty Mahmoody (née Lover) born June 9, 1945 in Alma, Michigan) is an American author and public speaker best known for her book, Not Without My Daughter, which was subsequently made into a film of the same name. She is the President and co-founder of One World: For Children, an organization that promotes understanding between cultures and strives to offer security and protection to children of bi-cultural marriages.
Not Without My Daughter
Her book Not Without My Daughter is an account of her experiences in 1984–1986, when she left Alpena, Michigan, to go to Iran with her husband and daughter for what she was promised would be a short visit. Once there, she and her daughter were held against their will. The book was made into a 1991 film starring Sally Field as Betty.
According to the book, she and her husband, Sayyed Bozorg Mahmoody, and her daughter, Mahtob Mahmoody, tra…Read more on Wikipedia