As 'Tomb Raider' Turns 20, Let's Look at Lara Croft Through the Years

Marcus Errico
·Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Entertainment

The most iconic female video-game character ever is having a birthday. Tomb Raider‘s Lara Croft, the puzzle-solving, weapons-wielding archeologist with an uncanny knack for falling into supernatural adventures, turns 20 this year. To mark the auspicious anniversary, game publisher Square Enix is releasing a tricked-out updated version of the last Tomb Raider game installment, Rise of the Tomb Raider, on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander, who grew up a fan of the game, will be suiting up for a film reboot arriving in 2018. With Lara Croft commanding our attention once again, Yahoo Movies has dipped into the archives to look back at the development and ascension of Lara Croft in pop culture, while looking ahead to the future of a character ready to embark on a new decade of derring-do.