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Character Profiles > Debbie Martin Mandy Storvik, Katrina McEwan, Marnie Reece-Wilmore

Deborah 'Debbie' Martin 1985, 1992-1994, 1996-1997
Lived: 26, 32 Ramsay Street
Born: 1976
Parents: Philip and Loretta Martin
Siblings: Michael and Hannah
Family Tree: Martin
Occupation: Student, Coffee Shop Assistant/Manager

Daughter to bank manager Philip Martin and his alcoholic wife Loretta, Debbie was a troubled child, who attempted to take an overdose when she found out that her parents were splitting up. The incident led to Philip trying to make another go of things with his wife, devastating Julie Robinson, who'd been seeing Philip for several weeks. A few months later, however, Julie received word that Philip and Loretta had been involved in a terrible car accident. She went to the hospital, where she learnt that Philip was in serious condition and Loretta was dead. Julie then went to the farm where Debbie and her brother Michael had been staying and took them home, explaining what had happened to their parents. As Philip started to make progress, he was left unable to walk, and Julie agreed to make another try at their relationship, and so she went to stay with the Martins to help look after Philip, Debbie and Michael.

Philip and Julie later married and had a daughter of their own, Hannah. In 1992, the Martins returned to Erinsborough for the funeral of Todd Landers, and Debbie was now an intelligent, but still insecure, teenager.

Trivia Notes
Debbie Martin was the first Neighbours character to be recast. Having been played by Mandy Storvik in episode 91, she was played by Katrina McEwan in episodes 147 and 153
Marnie Reece-Wilmore played Debbie from the character's return to Ramsay Street in 1992 onwards
In 2005, Debbie made a cameo appearance in Annalise's 20th Anniversary Documentary

Tenure
91, 147, 153, 1726-2254, 2584, 2586-2968, 4773

Magic Moments
Episode 2968: Debbie's Departure