Lucy Clarkson

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Lucy Clarkson
Born (1982-07-06) 6 July 1982 (age 38)
Rotherham, England
Modelling information
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Hair colourBrown
Eye colourBrown

Lucy Clarkson (born 6 July 1982) is an English model best known for being the fourth official Lara Croft model from the Tomb Raider series of video games, a role she took on in May 2000, at the age of 17, and held for two and a half years until 2002 when Jill de Jong took over.[1]

As well as her role as the official Lara Croft, she has modelled for Vivienne Westwood and many other international designers. She was educated at Wath-upon-Dearne Comprehensive school.[2]

She began modelling after participating in an Elite Model Agency competition, where she was one of 12 winners out of 16,000 applicants. Until that point she had no modelling experience. At the age of 16 she became the face of More Magazine and subsequently appeared on numerous covers. She was subsequently featured in a number of high-profile advertising campaigns for prestigious brands and magazines including: La Senza; Chanel; Diesel; Sports Illustrated; Favela Brazilian swimwear; Marks and Spencer; Marie Claire; Wrigleys; Kinder; Veet and De Beers.

Having suffered from an eating disorder, Clarkson is now a spokeswoman against size zero and is a regular on BBC News 24. Another main focus is raising money for SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad) and is a celebrity patron.

In the summer of 2008 Clarkson appeared in a BBC documentary Jess my new face where she was interviewed by a young lady (Jess) who was born with a facial disfigurement and was interviewing well-known faces in the media who have had difficulties with their physical identities.

In April 2009 Clarkson appeared in a BBC documentary called My Life as an Animal: Dogs where she was given the task of living as a dog for four days. Clarkson quit the show after just two days fearing that she would be ridiculed as a consequence of appearing on the show.

She is a regular guest on BBC London radio with presenter Joanne Good for The Late Show weeknights at 10pm

Clarkson represented Special K and was made the face of Special K's Glamour Magazine diary girl for 2011.

In 2011 Clarkson jointly founded The London Academy of Modelling with ex-model and business partner Julie Grant. The site is not active at this time.

Clarkson has done campaigns for Peter Millar, Demron Bra, Favala Swimwear, Meridian Spa, and most recently she has been working as a host with the Beach channel covering events etc.

In August 2014 Clarkson spent five weeks in Phuket Thailand filming Asia's biggest interior Design TV show The Apartment she starred along with 10 other celebrities competing against each other for charity. This was aired January 2015 on Style networks.

In March 2016 Clarkson hosted Taste Of Dubai in Dubai.


  1. ^ "Jill de Jong". Tomb Raider Live. Retrieved 2007-04-13.
  2. ^ Lucy Clarkson[permanent dead link] EncycloCentral, viewed November 14, 2007
Preceded by
Lara Weller
Lara Croft model
Succeeded by
Jill de Jong