Known best for her early 1970s role as Jo Grant on the popular BBC series Doctor Who, she also performed in numerous stage productions and wrote a television series called Private Wives.
After moving to the United States in her late teens and being offered an MGM acting contract, she returned to her native England and studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.
She premiered her acclaimed one-woman show, Me and Jezebel, at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Her relationship with fellow British actor Dean Harris resulted in fraternal twins Georgina and Jonathan (born in 1979). She later began a long-term relationship with Australian pop vocalist Barry Crocker.
She performed with comedian Eric Sykes in a late 1980s Australian national tour of the play Run for Your Wife.