Attention nerds: Boobies.

Now that I have your attention, hit the jump to for some titillating pictures of Alison Carroll, the new face of real-life iconic adventurer Lara Croft.

Ok, now that we’re safely off the main page, take a gander at Alison Carroll, a 23 year-old gymnast and the new face of the Tomb Raider franchise.

Eidos is reinventing Lara Croft with a little more realism (in some places, anyway) by making her a more lithe, graceful gymnast type to match her personality as an adventuresome archeologist, so Carroll fits the bill.

“Tomb Raider: Underworld depicts Lara as we have never seen her before with movements and skills reminiscent of a highly skilled gymnast. Sharing Lara’s strength and grace, Alison is an experienced competitive gymnast who has performed and competed across the globe. Her more than 12 years of gymnastics training align perfectly with the game’s enhanced movement set.”

Plus, she has the “essential characteristics…” giggity!

“Featuring the essential characteristics at the core of Lara Croft’s personality — brawn, brains and beauty — Alison Carroll particularly compliments this iteration of Ms. Croft.”

I can just see the meeting where they wrote that press release:

PR Writer 1: Hey… um… what are the essential characteristics of Lara Croft?

PR Writer 2: Dur. Boobies man. Everyone knows that.

PR 1: No, I mean beyond that. We can’t just come out and say “ZOMG BOOBIES!!1!”

PR 2: Why not?

PR 1: … Good question.

PR 2: Ok, well lets see. She kicks ass, solves puzzles and is every nerd’s wet dream.

PR 1: So… brawn, brains and beauty?

PR 2: Perfect. Now let’s head down to that photo shoot. Bring your camera phone.

In addition to being completely and utterly sexy, Carroll is flexible, personable, has eyes you could lose yourself in, and to top it all off, a British accent. Check the video interview, but be wary, you may fall in love enough to actually buy the game.



The new Lara is part of the marketing for Tomb Raider: Underworld, due out November of this year. You can read our preview of Tomb Raider: Underworld here.

Update: Another Alison Carroll video interview has surfaced. Click here to check it out.


  1. You guys have exceptionally bad taste in girls. wots the deal with her bellybutton? looks like an eye socket after the eyeball has fallen out!

    • I have to agree. She looks like she’s 16… Laura is obviously the look of a fine madonna-level, with juicy lips and super-boobs. The game makers made her that way, and this is going beyond out of their original tastes. The girl even puckers her lips on the first image… Laura has that Angelina Joule lips. Angelina didn’t win the fav as Laura for nothing. It was from fans before even Hollywood gave videogames to thought.

  2. Personally, I am so disappointed with the new Lara. She looks nothing like her; she looks more like Alyssa Milano, who in no way resembles Croft. She’s cute, but she’s not sexy; she’s trying too hard. She looks unnatural, like a little girl in her first school play or that receptionist who showed up at the costume party as Lara Croft…oh wait…I guess she is. Maybe she’s too young? She doesn’t portray the same inner strength, cool confidence and fire in her eyes that Jolie, and even more so, Rhona Mitra conveyed. Hmmm…think Mitra would come back?