Lara Croft is the fictional amazonian heroine of the Tomb Raider series of video games.

Lara Croft is a British eccentric and wealthy aristocrat from the borough of Wimbledon, London. She is the daughter of Lord Henshingly Croft, who is killed in the movie Tomb Radier.

At about the age of 20, she went on a skiing trip. Their plane crashed en route to the destination; she was the only survivor. Her experience seemed to wake her up from the boring aristocratic life, and she chose to become a 'tomb raider'. In essence, she is for hire to recover lost artifacts, whether from tombs, or the clutches of selfish collectors. She typically is heavily armed with a variety of firearms.

Created by Toby Gard, the heroine of the video game series has spawned over six incarnations of the game, where the heroine must defeat evil gangsters, sharks, dinosaurs, and yes, even rats. Tomb Raider is made for the PC, Mac, Playstation, Playstation 2, Saturn, Dreamcast, N-Gage, Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Color.

She is also played by the actress Angelina Jolie in the movies Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.