ORIGINAL LARA CROFT BIOGRAPHY (CORE
Date of Birth: 14/02/68
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London
Marital Status: Single
Blood Group: AB-
Height: 5 ft 9 in.
Weight: 9 st. 4 lb.
Vital Statistics: 34D-24-35
Hair Colour: Brunnette
Eye Colour: Brown
Distinguishing Features: 9mm handgun
Not much of
a team player. Discovered rock climbing while at Gordonstoun
and used to set off into the hills alone during netball
practice. Also took up shooting as an extra-curricular
activity but was instantly banned for showing "too keen
an interest'. However, the strength that climbing gave
her fingers was to become useful when she started pulling
triggers for real.
of Lord Henshingly Croft, Lara was brought up in the
secure world of aristocracy - surrounded by tennis,
butlers and corgis. But this all started to change when
she went to the renowned school of Gordonstoun and found
the mountains of Scotland.
Later, at her
Swiss finishing school, she took to the art of extreme
skiing and spent a holiday in the Himalayas searching
for more challenging terrain. On her return trip however,
the plane crashed deep within the mountains and Lara
was the only survivor.
Two weeks later,
when she walked into a mountain village, her experiences
had had a profound effect on her. Unable to stand the
suffocating atmosphere of upper-class British society
any longer, she realised she was only truly alive when
she was travelling alone.
drastic life change, Lara still retains the essence
of her upbringing - most notably with her polite, upper-class
accent. Lara's parents though, having sported hopes
of her marrying the Earl of Farringdon, were less than
convinced about this chosen lifestyle and ceased to
associate with their daughter - even terminating her
monthly allowance. The Earl is still waiting.
While in England,
Lara lives in a mansion in Surrey which she inherited
many years ago. At one time she saw little use in it
but now realises that, if nothing else, it is at least
handy for storing all the artifacts she has acquired
on her travels. She has also had a custom-built assault
course constructed in the grounds for training purposes.
consider tomb raiding as a job, merely a way of life
- although she has been known to uncover archeological
artifacts on commission. To fund her radical lifestyle,
Lara writes travel books. Titles so far have included
'A Tyrannosaurus is jawing at my head' and 'Slaying
Bigfoot'. Her common complaint though is that she doesn't
have enough time to put pen to paper.
As well as
uncovering many notorious archeological sites - including
the Atlantean pyramid and the last resting place of
the dagger of Xian, Lara has found fame in other areas
- she has driven the dangerous Alaskan Highway from
Tierra del Fuego in South America in record time (although
this was later denounced by the Guinness Book of Records
due to her "reckless driving") and she hit the headlines
again when she hunted out and killed Bigfoot in North
Lara was brought
up to appreciate classical music but having been a guest
on U2's Popmart tour, has since become a fan of their
music. She has also been introduced to the sounds of
Nine inch Nails by her Aunty and considers it "good
easy listening". Finds trance music, in general, good
a proficient cook from her days at finishing school
and having sampled most of the exotic delicacies of
the world, Lara usually opts for beans on toast when
sports. Has a particular interest in experimenting with
different, often extreme forms of transport. Has also
once admitted to stitching a kind of Bayeaux tapestry
of her own adventures while at home.
With her unique
physical abilities, Lara is certain of being able to
break many world athletic records and so sees no challenge
in this herself. Her main ambitions still lie in the
undefined world of tombs and the past. She has also
however, developed a personal regard for Brian Blessed's
attempts to climb Everest. If he never succeeds, she
is determined to piggy-back him up there.
All the great
ancient figures who respected themselves enough to design
such intricate tombs to be buried in. "Nobody goes to
trouble like that anymore..."
Corgi which has bitten her on several occasions - about
which, for once, there is little she can do.
Any gun at