Lara Croft

Fictional Adventurer

Born: 1997
Birthplace: Fiction
Best known as: Heroine of the Tomb Raider video games
The heroine of Eidos Interactive's video game Tomb Raider, Lara Croft is an animated archeologist adventurer in the vein of Indiana Jones. Buff, buxom and brainy, Croft uses wits and weapons to beat the bad guys and rescue treasures, all while dressed in absurdly tight outfits. Lara continued her adventures in the video games Tomb Raider 2 and Tomb Raider Gold. Actress Angelina Jolie played Croft on the big screen in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003).
Extra credit: A succession of actresses have portrayed Lara Croft in commercials, video games and live appearances, including Lucy Clarkson, Rhona Mitra, Nell McAndrew and Karima Adebibe.

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