When exploring, she often carries two pistols, but has used other weaponry throughout the series. She was raised as an aristocrat and betrothed to the fictitious Earl of Farringdon.
Lara attended the Scottish boarding school Gordonstoun and a Swiss finishing school.
The video game sequels introduced new outfits designed for different environments, such as underwater and cold weather.
In the later games, Croft wears a crop top, camouflage pants and black or light brown shirts.
At the age of twenty-one, she survived a plane crash, which left her stranded in the Himalayas for two weeks; the experience spurred her to shun her former life and seek other adventures around the world.