Jolie to Vikander: 20 years of Lara Croft actresses,games and photos

Alicia Vikander was recently announced as the new Lara Croft in the upcoming film franchise reboot.

With this exciting news as well as this being Tomb Raider’s 20th anniversary, we took a look at how everyone’s favourite gaming heroine has transformed over the years .

Lara Croft has always taken on a physical form in addition to her digital presence so we took a look at Lara’s video game adventures throughout the years and the respective models who portrayed her.

1996 – 1997:

Nathalie Cook

Nathalie Cook

Tomb Raider I

Tomb Raider, 1996, Jeremy H. Smith, executive producer; Toby Gard, Heather Gibson, Neal Boyd, graphic artists; Jason Gosling, Paul Douglas, Gavin Rummery, programmers, SEGA Saturn, © 1996 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved

1997 – 1998:

Rhona Mitra


Tomb Raider II

Tomb Raider II

1998 – 1999:

Nell McAndrew

Nell McAndrew

Tomb Raider III

Tomb Raider III

1999 – 2000:

Lara Weller

Lara Weller

Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation

Tomb Raider The Last Revelation

2000 – 2002:

Lucy Clarkson

Lucy Clarkson

Tomb Raider Chronicles

Tomb Raider Chronicles

Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword

Tomb Riader Curse of the Sword

2001 – 2003:

Angelina Jolie


Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Tomb Riader Movie

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Cradle of Life

2002 – 2004:

Jill de Jong

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Tomb Raider: The Prophecy

TR Prophecy

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness

Tomb Raier Angel of Darkness

2006 – 2008:

Karima Adebibe


Tomb Raider: Legend

Tomb Raider Legend

Tomb Raider: Anniversary

Tomb Raider Anniversary


Alison Caroll

Alison Carrol

Tomb Raider: Underworld

Tomb Raider Underworld


Camilla Luddington

Camilla Luddington

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider 2013


Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

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