Deborah Watling best known for her role as Victoria Waterfield, a companion of the Second Doctor in the BBC television series Doctor Who.
Watling was born at Fulmer, Buckinghamshire, the daughter of actors Jack Watling and Patricia Hicks. Her sister Dilys and her brother Giles are also actors. Beginning as a child actress, she had a regular role as the niece of Peter Brady in The Invisible Man (1958) television series. She was later cast for the lead role in Alice (1965), Dennis Potter's version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, for the BBC's The Wednesday Play, a small role in That'll Be the Day (1973) and as Norma Baker in the ITV series Danger UXB (1979).
Watling played Victoria in Doctor Who from 1967 to 1968, though owing to the BBC's wiping policy of the time, The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967) is the only serial she appeared in to still exist in its entirety. She also appeared in Dimensions in Time (1993) and Downtime (1995). She co-starred with Cliff Richard in the 1970s film Take Me High.
Watling has also appeared in the Doctor Who audio drama, Three's a Crowd. Watling regularly attends Doctor Who conventions and events.