1. In the early stages of design, the hero of Tomb Raider was a resilient South American woman named Laura Cruz. She later became the very English hero, Lara Croft.
2. The core team that worked on the first Tomb Raider game for the Sega Saturn consisted of only six people: three programmers and three artists.
5. In a 1990’s Time Magazine online survey of the most recognized people in the world, Lara Croft scored higher than the Pope.
7. The debut issue of Tomb Raider comic was the best-selling comic book of 1999.
9. The 2003 film, ‘Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life’, featured only one American-born actor/actress: Angelina Jolie.
10. British city, Derby – previous home to Core Design – now has a road called Lara Croft Way. It was opened in 2010 following a public vote.