Monday, 10 December 2012

Advent Heroine - Lara Croft

Lara Croft, played by Angelina Jolie in the film version, is very much a modern day heroine. She faces danger at every turn, competes with men on equal terms, but never loses her femininity.

No one could be more feminine than Angelina Jolie, and the Lara Croft of the Tomb Raider games is every man's dream woman, right down to her double-D bra and tiny shorts. However, it is very muich a case of look but don't touch. Not without permission, anyway. Lara Croft has guns, two of them, which probably helps, but women have an arsenal every bit as lethal as a couple of guns, and we can twist most men round our little finger.

As writers of romance and romantic suspense, this is something we have to bear in mind when we create our own heroine. Somehow we have to make her strong and independent but still feminine. She must never be a victim but, equally, she should never try to behave like a man. We don't need to compete to win the fight; we just have to be ourselves.


  1. A worthy and unexpected choice, Fay!
    Of course you're quite right about creating heroines. Very good advice. Thank you.

  2. Fantastic choice, Fay. I wasted many hours playing Tomb Raider and absolutely loved Lara and all the trouble she got herself into. She is one tough cookie with an alluring shell. Great heroine material!