Abducted In Plain Sight's Jan Broberg Is A Successful Actor

If you've seen the downright shocking documentary that is Abducted In Plain Sight, then you may still be reeling from the events that took place between the Broberg family and the Berchtold family in the 1970s.

The documentary follows the story of Jan Broberg, who was kidnapped not once but twice by family friend Robert 'B' Berchtold.

It's quite astonishing how Jan manages to tell her story so candidly more than four decades after the heinous abuse took place, but perhaps more surprising still is the fact Jan went on to have a successful acting career - and most of us were none the wiser.

On top of giving talks and writing a book about her experiences - designed to help other victims of sexual abuse - Jan has also worked on some pretty huge films.

According to her IMDb page, she worked on Maniac with Elijah Wood, as well as Marvel's Iron Man 3. Jan also starred in horror film Haunt, alongside Jacki Weaver, Netflix's comedy Girlboss, Everwood with Emily VanCamp and most recently sitcom I'm Sorry.

Jan Broberg had managed to forge a successful acting career despite the abuse she suffered as a child. Credit: Netflix
Jan Broberg had managed to forge a successful acting career despite the abuse she suffered as a child. Credit: Netflix

Jan has spoken publicly about the horrendous abuse she suffered at the hands of B from the age of just 12-years-old, when he first abducted her. B brainwashed Jan into believing they must have a child together in order to save their families from an alien invasion.

"The mission was that I was to have a child that would save the alien planet by the time I turned 16," Jan explained.

B manipulated Jan and her family. Credit: Netflix
B manipulated Jan and her family. Credit: Netflix

When it came to making the documentary, it was reported that Jan played a key role in getting her family on board, as well as filmmaker Skye Bergman's all-female production team, who worked hard to gain the family's trust.

Jan's father, Bob, told The Telegraph: "Jan was ready to tell her story. She'd already published the book and been on the speaking circuit, trying to raise awareness of abuse, but this still wasn't a famous case at all."

Abducted In Plain Sight is available to stream on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University before going to live in Australia and New Zealand for a few years, where he wrote a travel blog. He has previously written for the Eastern Daily Press, Giggle Beats, CALM and Front Magazine. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.

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