Test your knowledge: Who starred as Lara Croft, Land Rover-driving Tomb Raider

It might not have been her finest hour, but at least she got to drive a decent car

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Land Rover Defender

THE 2001 movie adaptation of video game Tomb Raider could hardly be considered a classic of modern cinema, but it did have a couple of things going for it. First, a rather special custom-built Land Rover Defender 110 featuring a number of bespoke upgrades including a V8 engine (with snorkel, naturally), winches at the front, rear and sides, a dash-mounted notebook computer, a GPS navigation system and GSM telephone.

A limited-edition version was created for the road. Although the road-going Land Rover Tomb Raider came with a standard Td5 engine rather than the V8 petrol, it certainly looked the part and seemed to win over Land Rover enthusiasts, despite being the result of a marketing meeting in California.

The second notable feature of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider was its leading lady. She’s such a talent that, despite appearing in this piece of Hollywood fluff she still enjoys a flourishing career. Can you remember who it was? Find the answer below…









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Angelina Jolie took on the titular role in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. She perhaps should have known better than to accept a role in a video game adaptation ‒ they don’t tend to be received well critically or publicly. At least she got to drive a nice car.