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In pictures: Lara Croft revealed

Alison Carroll

Alison Carroll is the new face of Lara Croft. She is a 23-year-old elite gymnast who has previously represented Great Britain. The former receptionist follows in the footsteps of Lara Crofts like Angelina Jolie.

Alison Carroll

Alison Carroll has 12 years experience as a professional display gymnast. She will be the face of the character for the launch of the new game Tomb Raider: Underworld, out on 21 November.

Alison Carroll

Alison Carroll will now start a series of courses including SAS survival, combat and semi-automatic weapon firing in Eastern Europe and a crash course in world archaeology to transform her into Lara Croft.

Alison Carroll

The high-kicking 23-year-old from Croydon, south London, already follows a rigorous training regime, working out in the gym six times a week. She also coaches younger gymnasts.

Alison Carroll

Alison Carroll says she can't believe she's Lara Croft: "This is my dream job. I have always wanted to be an action hero and hope to be able to use my gymnastic ability to perform all of Lara's stunts."

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