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Creator / Rhona Mitra

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Rhona Natasha Mitra (born 9 August 1976 in Paddington, London), sometimes credited as Rona Mitra, is an English actress, model and singer. Her father is of Indian descent, and her mother's Irish. She came to prominence as the model for the iconic Lara Croft, essentially professionally cosplaying as her. She then broke into film and television with memorable performances in the likes of Nip/Tuck, The Practice and Boston Legal, and she won critical praise for her fierce turn as a bona-fide action heroine in Doomsday (although reception to the film itself was a little more divided). She also starred as Dr. Rachel Scott on The Last Ship.

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Tropes in her work include:

  • Action Girl: She frequently plays this role and is no slouch at kicking ass.
  • Awesome, Dear Boy:
    • She loved the idea of playing a vampire Lady of War in Rise of the Lycans so much that she kept her teeth in even when she wasn't filming, and kept them after they wrapped.
    • She signed on to The Last Ship because she was fascinated with virology and had done so much research into her own autoimmune condition (sinusitis) that it felt "very timely".
  • Cast the Runner-Up: She was in consideration to play Selene in Underworld and, when the role went to Kate Beckinsale, she later got cast as Sonja in Rise of the Lycans, who was previously said to remind Viktor of Selene.
  • Fake Scot: Only technically in Doomsday. Eden is Scottish-born but raised in England since she was a child, meaning Rhona doesn't have to fake an accent.
  • No Stunt Double: She did all her own stunts in Doomsday.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Normally known for her action and horror roles, she starred in the comedy Game-Over Man.
    • The Last Ship technically as, although it's within genre, she's playing a scientist rather than an Action Girl.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: She left The Last Ship because she was recovering from an autoimmune condition, and moved from Los Angeles to Uruguay to do so.
  • Separated-at-Birth Casting: Many Underworld fans were pleased at her starring role in Rise of the Lycans as barring a few key differences, she and Kate Beckinsale are extremely close in looks, which makes a scene in the first film, where Victor mentions how much Kate's character reminds him of his daughter, Sonia, make more sense.