Rhona Mitra is the daughter of Nora and Anthony Mitra. Her
mother is Irish Catholic and her father is of half-Bengali
Indian and half-English descent. She was raised as a Roman
Catholic. In 1984, Mitra's parents divorced and, as part of an
overall lifestyle change, eight-year-old Mitra was sent off to
boarding school. Several years passed at two different all-girls
schools, including Roedean, but Mitra was eventually expelled
from both of them.
Rhona Mitra has been quoted as saying: "I was kicked out of Roedean for taking a sixth-former's car and driving it down to the local boys' school. I was only 14. I left stuffing under my bed sheets but one of my friends told on me and the headmistress tracked me down. They put me in this room with bars on the windows to punish me. I was stuck in there for a whole week with just a rosary for comfort, having my dinner brought in on trays. The only time I got out was to say confession to the school priest. After that, they booted me out.
Then at the next school the other girls used to blame me whenever they got caught for something, so all the parents wrote in and said they didn't want me at the school. I crammed my exams in London and did fine."
Rhona Mitra is most famous for her roles as paralegal Tara Wilson on the legal drama The Practice (and its spin-off, Boston Legal) and as a live action model for Lara Croft from Eidos Interactive's Tomb Raider video game series.
After becoming the official living embodiment of the video game character Lara Croft, she underwent breast implant surgery in an effort to properly "become" the fictional character.
Rhona Mitra father is a renowned cosmetic surgeon, and at the time of her surgery, there was some controversy over whether or not it had been performed by her father.
Notable TV guest appearances
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