- For Lara's mother in the other continuities, see Lady Croft disambiguation page.
Lady Amelia Croft, née DeMornay, was the wife of Lord Richard James Croft and the mother of Lara Croft until her disappearance when the family's plane crashed on The Himalaya mountains in Nepal when Lara was young about 8 or 9 years old.
After the plane crashed, Amelia and Lara were in an abandoned temple in the Himalayas of Nepal, they were looking for something to make fire and warm themselves up, Lara found the sword in the stone and touched it un-intentionally which activated it, Lara's mother Amelia came in and told her to stay back, Lara pointed her finger while saying "there's something in the light" but it was actually the future Lara telling her mother not to touch the sword, Amanda Evert (from the future) told Lara to pull the sword, else it would explode, though she was talking to Lara, but Amelia from the past overheard this and desperately pulled the sword without hesitating thus causing her disappearance.
In Tomb Raider: Underworld, after searching for her lost mother, Lara finds her overlooking the Sea of Eitr. Lara calls to her, but realizes when her mother turns around, that she's been partially turned into a thrall. Lara states, "You are not my mother, my mother died a long time ago", just before shooting her in the head, sending her plummeting off the edge and into the Etir.
Because Amelia did not answer her daughter, it is actually unknown whether Amelia Croft was or was not truly a Thrall.
Later, Lara notices the ornate stone dais portal with the sword in place. Lara assumes that Amelia tried to use this portal to escape but didn't know how to use it. Lara and Amanda work together to pull on the same sword that Lara's mother used on the Dais where she disappeared. They come out the other side, in the Himalayas of Nepal, from Tomb Raider: Legend. Amanda is about to attack Lara but Lara convinces her that killing her would change nothing, so Amanda leaves. Lara bids her mother a final farewell, accepting her death, and leaves.