Alison Carroll

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Alison Carroll
Alison Carroll 6.jpg
Carroll in September 2008, as Lara Croft.
Born (1985-03-27) 27 March 1985 (age 29)[1]
Croydon, London, United Kingdom[2]
Nationality British[3]
Modeling information
Height 1.63 m (5'4")[3]
Hair color Brown
Eye color Blue
Website
www.AlisonCarroll.org.uk

Alison Laura Carroll (born 27 March 1985[1]) is an English gymnast, model and actress. She was the Lara Croft model from 2008 to 2010.

Biography[edit]

Carroll was born on 27 March 1985, in Croydon, Surrey, in the United Kingdom. She trained at the Urdang Academy in Musical Theatre and graduated in 2007 with a distinction. Carroll has represented the United Kingdom as a professional display gymnast. She is also a teenagers' gymnastics coach, choreographing the winning junior team at the British National Championships.[4][5] Since 2007, Carroll has been a registered actress.[6] In August 2008, when working as a receptionist at a golf club,[2] Carroll was announced as the new Lara Croft model for the latest video game featuring the heroine, Tomb Raider: Underworld. Carroll replaced previous Lara model Karima Adebibe, who retired from the role earlier in the year. Carroll held the position until 2010, and is the final official Lara Croft model, as the use of models has been discontinued for future Tomb Raider games.

Filmography[edit]

  • GridIron UK (pre-production)[7][8]
  • Amsterdam Heavy (2011) as Monique [9]
  • The Kid (2009) as Clare
  • Life is an Art (2009) as Claire Jones
  • Doghouse (2009) as The Teen
  • The New Arrival

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alison Carroll". Carroll's Twitter Feed. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 
  2. ^ a b Weinberg, Jonathan (11 August 2008). "Meet the sexy new Lara Croft". The Sun. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  3. ^ a b "Lara Croft – A quick Meetup with our Fem Fatale". T3 Singapore. 30 October 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-23. "Alison Carroll, where standing at 1.63m, she is probably the most petite British we’ve ever met." 
  4. ^ "Pictured: The new Lara Croft is unveiled as a former gymnast ... from Croydon!". Daily Mail. 11 August 2008. Archived from the original on 26 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  5. ^ Singh, Anita (11 August 2008). "New Lara Croft unveiled for latest Tomb Raider video game". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  6. ^ MCS Agency[dead link]
  7. ^ "Alison Carroll". Alison Carroll. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  8. ^ "Portfolio". Brushycreekmovies.com. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  9. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740468/

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Karima Adebibe
Lara Croft model
2008–2010
Succeeded by
Position abolished