Alison Carroll is Tomb Raider's New Lara Croft

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Former gymnast Alison Carroll is the new face of Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider game due out in November.

23-year-old Carroll follows in the footsteps of Nell McAndrew and Angelina Jolie in portraying the iconic action heroine.  Beating out hundreds of hopefuls for the role, she has left her day job as a receptionist to begin a grueling training regime.

A gymnastic coach who choreographed the routine for the junior team that won the British National Championships, Alison was unveiled to the media for the first time as Lara Croft at Pineapple Studios in London.

According to Carroll, she has "always wanted to be an action hero."

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photos: Wenn