Lara Croft (Revised)
|Lady Lara Croft
| February 14th 1968
Surrey's Parkside hospital
|5ft 9inch / 1.75 m
Lord Richard Croft
Lady Amelia Croft
|Tomb Raider Legend, Tomb Raider Anniversary, Tomb Raider Underworld
Lady Lara Croft (born 14 February 1968) is a British archaeologist and treasure hunter, most commonly known for her discovery of several noted artefacts, including Excalibur, the fabled sword of King Arthur.
Lara Croft was born in Surrey's Parkside hospital and raised in Surrey, England. From age 3 to 6 Lara attended the Abbingdon Girls School.
Plane Crash (Age 9)
At the age of nine, Lara and her mother were in the Crofts' private yet over the Himalayas when lightning struck the engines and caused the plane to crash land. Her mother and Lara were the only survivors at the time. When exploring a nearby temple, Lara inadvertently triggered a mysterious portal, to - as we later find out - the past, by touching a sword. Lara's mother, misunderstanding the person on the other side - Amanda Evert, who was, in the future, talking to Lara - pulled out the sword and vanished to supposedly Avalon. Lara, then alone, walked to Katmandu, to escape the horrors of the plane crash.
After the loss of her mother, Lara received private tutoring, part of it from her father, who took her on some of his expeditions.
Lara suffered another tragic loss at the age of 15, when her father went missing, presumed dead.
Vilcabamba and Atlantean Scion
[Tomb Raider Anniversary Story]
Revisiting the Past
- Main article: Lara Croft (Tomb Raider Legend)
[Tomb Raider Legend Story]
The Lost Mother
[Tomb Raider Underworld Story]
Lara Croft is the daughter of Lord Richard James Croft (originally Henshingly Croft), the 10th Earl of Abbingdon and Lady Amelia Croft (née DeMornay). The Croft family was granted their title in 1547 by King Edward VI. Lara's grandfather, who was also named Richard James Croft, was, according to his tombstone, born in 1902 and died in 1965.
Friends and Enemies
Her longest friend is Lara's butler Winston Smith who has been serving the Croft family since young age. His family has been in the Croft's employment for generations.
Another of Lara's long time friends is the computer genius Zip.
Another close friend is her research assistant Alister. He was killed by Lara's doppelganger in 2008.
- Lara Croft Biography for Tomb Raider Legend, Official Website, copy of text at: