She's one of gaming's biggest action stars. She's iconic. She's Lara Croft. How many video game characters can say Angelina Jolie played them in a movie?

While gamers might argue over whether or not said Hollywood movies were any good, they cannot dispute her mark on popular culture—and more importantly, that's she's appeared in some really good games. No wonder she's a fan favorite.

Tomb Raider's developers used to roll out paid Lara Croft models. Forget those! Let's have a look at how some, not all, of her biggest fans brought the character to life.

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Next spring, Crystal Dynamics will once again do just that with reboot of the series, Tomb Raider with a reborn Lara.

If you are interested in learning more about the character, check out her wikia.

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