3. Rhona Mitra
Born in Paddington, London, England, on August 9, 1976, Rhona Mitra’s parents are Nora and Anthony Mitra. In 1984 her parents divorced. At age 8 Rhona Mitra is sent to a boarding school. She spent several years at two schools for girls, but Rhona Mitra and her energetic spirit were not suitable for the discipline which those institutions gave them and she was eliminated in turns from both institutions.
Rhona Mitra returns to London and enters a shady entourage, become addicted to drugs. It took her four years to realize that her desire to play and be in the public eye could not be ignored totally transforming her live, she attended drama school for a year.
– Birthplace: London
– Date of Birth: August 9, 1976
– Height: 1.70m
– Weight: 54 kg
Rhona Mitra career gains momentum when it participated in the first film, Monk Dawson in 1996, although it was barely premiere in 1998. Her appearance in the miniseries “The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous” speaker and was the mischievous schoolgirl who labeled it as a young talent.
Mitra decided to appear as the live action model for Lara Croft, the lead character in Eidos Interactive‘s Tomb Raider video game series before Angelina Jolie took the role for the two Tomb Raider films (2001–2003). Mitra was ranked No. 46 on theMaxim Hot 100 Women of 2001.
2. Vanessa Demouy
Vanessa Demouy (born April 5, 1973) is a French actress and model. Her mother is the director of an agency. She did ballet until she was 14 years old before becoming a professional model. Her good looks allowed her to pose for the Aubade brand. At 17, she began to turn in a few short films and commercials. She became known to the general public for her roles in television series for M6 channel: Classe mannequin and Hearts Caribbean and changed register by playing a killer in the TV series Beautiful to die, and that of Anne Dumont in Central Night. In 2011, she played the character of Vanessa Body in the Xanadu series.
She also attempted a career in song, in 1995 (Album daughter named Dream) 1, followed in 2003. In 1997, she embodied Lara Croft, heroine of the Tomb Raider video game in a photo shoot for the magazine VSD. She also posed for the magazine in 1998 Newlook.
– Date of Birth: April 5, 1973.
– Height: 1.70 m.
– Weight: 46 kg.
Since summer 2001, she lives with Philippe Lellouche with whom she had a son, Solal, born May 17, 2003. In June 26, 2010, they married in the castle park of the Garenne de Launay in Douchy (Loiret). On May 5, 2011, she gave birth to a baby girl, Sharlie. In late 2010, she agrees with the League against Cancer in a campaign against breast cancer. It poses topless with five other celebrities, Anne Brochet, Chloé Lambert, Gwendoline Hamon, Julie and Céline Fournier Lis.
In 2012, it is the cinema in the film directed by her husband “Our best vacations”.
She is more remembered for the fact that, in 1997 she portrayed Lara Croft for Tomb Raider II and Unfinished Business in French magazine VSD, following in Rhona Mitra’s footsteps. Vanessa was also often mentioned in connection to the Tomb Raider Movies, before Angelina Jolie got the role as Lara Croft, coming after Rhona Mitra and before Nell McAndrew.
1. Nathalie Cook
Nathalie Cook was the first model reincarnated Lara Croft between 1996 and 1997, but despite being the starting point of the representatives is also the least known among fans of Tomb Raider because of their short term as the archaeologist. However, part of the four official company hired models for the event Eidos European Computer Trade Show (ECTS).
Nathalie was hired months after the publication of the first installment of the series, the protagonist of Tomb Raider had caused such excitement that the media would not stop talking about it and your audience burning with desire to meet her in the flesh, of Hence the idea that every delivery had its representative. Unfortunately, not much is known about this model.
-Birthplace: Berkshire (England)
-Date of birth: 1976
-Height: 1.76 m
Little is known about Cook other than she was one of four models Eidos hired to promote Tomb Raider at the European Computer Trade Show. She got a bit of fame by having her Lara Croft pictures published in The Mirror newspaper and PC Zone magazine.
1996 comes out the first Tomb Raider, Eidos hiring and three model to embody Lara Croft during the ECTS 1996 first large lounge or presented to the public is the first Tomb Raider history. Natalie Cook, sulphurous Katie Price and another completely unknown. Natalie has been among other dummy TV spot of the game for the exit. Subsequently Natalie made some pictures as a model, but do not earn much. Indeed the young model will ascend through the front of the stage later.