Tomb Raider: The evolution of Lara Croft

Tomb Raider: The evolution of Lara Croft

From polygonal pinup to action icon

Introducing Lara Croft (1996)

Rhona Mitra as ‘sexy’ Lara Croft (1997)

Tomb Raider II (1997)

Contrary to popular belief, a ‘nude cheat’ never existed

Croft appears in an ad for Lucozade

Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation nearly kills Croft (1999)

Tomb Raider Chronicles salvages Lara’s legacy (2000) 

Angelina Jolie arrives for the first Tomb Raider movie (2001)

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness crashes the franchise (2003)

Crystal Dynamics takes the reins for Tomb Raider: Legend (2006)

Tomb Raider: Underworld (2008) 

A new raider rises (2013)

Tomb Raider (2013)

Alicia Vikander takes Croft in new directions (2018)