Karima Adebibe is an English actress and model, born on Valentine’s Day. She is probably most famous for being the seventh model chosen to be Lara Croft in the video game series “Tomb Radio.” She has appeared in the films “Alien vs. Predator” and “Frontier Blues.”
Karima Adebibe is a mix of Irish, Greek Cypriot and Moroccan ancestry. Though born in London, she was raised in Morocco until she was seven when her parents returned to England.
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She grew up wanting to be in front of the camera (askmen.com). Before landing the Tomb Raider gig, she was frustrated and about to quit modeling. “Going to all the castings was getting a bit tiresome and I wanted to do photography. Then this happened. It must have been a sign to stick with it.” Previously, she earned a living as a secretary.
Karima Adebibe was asked as part of her interview to be Lara Croft whether she had any skeletons in her closet. She said, “To be honest with you, I’m so kosher.”
When she got the role as the next Tomb Raider model in 2006, she said, “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.”
She added, “Lara Croft is one of the sexiest women on the planet, so to be cast as her is such a huge compliment.” She described herself as a tomboy at heart. “I’ve grown up hanging out with guys, and I’ve got quite the mean punch, so if any dodgy guys try to harass me, I’ll kick their ass.”
As for the original Tomb Raider game, Karima Adebibe said, “I was begging my mum, ‘Please, I want it for Christmas. I want it for Christmas!' So I got it, and I was just obsessed with it.”
She said, “I’ve always been quite athletic, but I’ve had to step it up because the outfit is very…unforgiving. The shorts are very short, and the latex is tight.” Karima Adebibe underwent SAS and combat training, elocution lessons, deportment, as well as motorcycle lessons for the part. She stays in shape by going to the gym, running, boxing and yoga.
Karima Adebibe resides in England.