Lucy Clarkson (born July 6, 1983,
Rotherham, South Yorkshire) is an English model. She is best known as
being the fourth official Lara Croft model from the Tomb Raider series of
video games, a role she took on in May 2000, at the age of 17, and held
for two and a half years until 2002 when Jill de Jong took over.
As well as her official role as Lara Croft, she has done lingerie
modelling for Vivienne Westwood and many other international designers.
She was educated at Wath-upon-Dearne Comprehensive school.
She began modelling after participating in an Elite Model Agency
competition, where she was one of 12 winners out of 16,000 applicants.
Until then she had no modelling experience.At the age of 16 she became the
face of More Magazine and has appeared on over 7 covers. In a 2000 British
poll she was voted sexiest woman and this led her doing the cover of the
millennium issue of Loaded Magazine. She also got voted best rear of the
year by The Sun in 2003. she was subsequently featured in a number of high
profile advertising campaigns including: La Senza; Chanel; Diesel; Sports
Illustrated; Favela Brazilian swimwear; Marks and Spencer; Marie Claire;
More Magazine; Wrigleys; Kinders; Veet; De Beers. She has recently become
the face of Pearl Drops.
Lucy participated in the 2003 Socca Six tournament at NCFC and later on
did her first presenting job interviewing the celebs who were taking part.
She then did a year of live TV in 2003 for Nation 217 on Sky.
In 2005 she co hosted the Children's charity awards at the Grosvenor House
Hotel alongside John Fashanu.
Having suffered from an eating disorder Lucy is now a spokeswoman against
size zero and is a regular on BBC News 24. Her main forcus is raising
money for SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad) and is now
their celebrity patron. She also does work for Help for Heroes. Lucy is a
sponsored rider for the Household Cavalry in Knightsbridge, She exercises
The Queens horses in Hyde Park and is often seen riding up Rotten Row. In
2008 she produced a calendar in aid of Help for Heroes in which she also
In the summer of 2008 Lucy appeared in a BBC documenatary 'Jess my new
face' where she was interviewed by a young lady (Jess) who was born with a
facial disfigurment and was interviewing well known faces in the media who
have had difficulties with their physical identities.
In April 2009 Lucy appeared in a BBC documentary 'My Life as an
Animal:Dogs' where she was given the task of living as a dog for four
days. Lucy quit the show after just two days fearing that she would be
ridiculed as a consequence of appearing on the show.
In April 2009 she did a UK bra fit Ultimo Campaign for Michelle Mone.
Lucy has been linked to David Blaine (2003) and Vin Diesel (2005) But has
been with her current partner of 4 years who is a stockbroking firm owner
Michael Parnes, the son of Anthony Parnes and nephew of Gerald Ratner.