Tombraider - Lara Croft
Lara Croft has a new face - the unknown 20 year old model Karima Adebibe from Bethnal Green, London. She was cast from thousands of hopefuls in an international search for the new Lara Croft model.
Karima describes herself as a tomboy and is a Top Shop sales assistant. To be fit for being Lara Croft she has to undergo rigorous training - SAS survival, combat and a semi automatic weapon firing course in Eastern Europe.
She also gets a crash course in archeology, deportment, elocution, and etiquette lessons - after all, Lady Croft is an 11th generation Countess, archeologist and action hero.
"It's a huge challenge to follow in the footsteps of people like Nell McAndrew and Angelina Jolie, but life is all about challenges and this is perhaps the biggest one for a model and actress."
"Karima has all the assets needed to accurately portray the world's favourite female action hero" said Matt Gorman, Brand Controller for Tomb Raider. "Lara Croft Tomb Raider Legend sees Lara at the very height of her powers this makes Karima the 7th and most important Lara Croft yet."
Already tipped as 'the blockbuster video game for 2006' this will be the seventh game of English publisher Eidos' hit series and sees Lara Croft return to her tombraiding roots.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Tomb Raider is one of the best selling videogames of all time.
Karima Adebibe is known to movie-fans already - she played a part in Alien vs. Predator.