20 Most Beautiful Doctor Who Companions

Beautiful on the inside... and the outside.

One of the most important reasons for the success of Doctor Who is also the element that is regularly held up as being the most politically incorrect. Namely, the parade of beautiful actresses who routinely help to boost ratings. Without these stunningly attractive leading ladies, it's likely that the programme wouldn't still be on air at all. The programme makers have tried less sexist approaches, to be sure, such as casting Catherine Tate as Donna Noble. Whilst Tate is a tremendous actress, few would claim she could take to the catwalk in a beauty pageant (a good argument, if any were needed, for why pageants are a lousy way of judging true beauty). There have also been a few male companions, too, but the programme's producers always return to the tried and tested formula of having a male Doctor accompanied by a female companion (or 'assistant') who happens to be atypically and jaw-droopingly gorgeous to boot. Doctor Who is not alone in seeking to cast actresses of sublime elegance and fairness, of course. Every popular show does the same. That truth probably says a lot about TV viewers in general, who are far from immune to the charms of radiant leading ladies. So, let's admit to our appreciation of feminine beauty and take a look at the 20 most stunning actresses to help out the Doctor over the last five decades.

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Mike has lived in the UK, Japan and the USA. Currently, he is based in Iowa with his wife and 2 young children. After working for many years as a writer and editor for a large corporation, he is now a freelancer. He has been fortunate enough to contribute to many books on Doctor Who over the last 20 years and is now concentrating on original sci-fi & fantasy short stories, with recent sales including Flame Tree, Uffda, and The Martian Wave. Also, look for his contribution on Blake's 7 to "You and Who Else", a charity anthology to be released later this year. You can find him on Tumblr at https://www.tumblr.com/blog/culttvmike