Alison Carroll

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Alison Carroll
Alison Carroll 6.jpg
Carroll in September 2008, as Lara Croft.
Born (1985-05-21) 21 May 1985 (age 31)[1]
Croydon, London, UK[2]
Nationality British[3]
Modeling information
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)[3]
Hair color Brown
Eye color Blue

Alison Laura Carroll (born 21 May 1985[1]) is an English gymnast, model, and actress. She was the Lara Croft model from 2008 to 2010.


Carroll was born on 21 May 1985, in Croydon, London. 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.


  • Doghouse (2009) as The Teen
  • Life is an Art (2010) as Claire Jones
  • The Kid (2010) as Clare
  • Amsterdam Heavy (2011) as Monique [7]
  • Amina (2012) as Lucy
  • Devil's Tower (2014) as Fiona
  • Gridiron UK (2015) as Jenny
  • Swipe Right Horror (2016) as Michelle


  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. [dead link]
  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 Archived June 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
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Preceded by
Karima Adebibe
Lara Croft model
Succeeded by
Position abolished