After her husband's death, when she was in her fifties,
Delfs began her second life as an actress, playing some small roles on
television. In the 1970s, she appeared as a grandmother or an "old maid"
on Nordic-dialect stages. From the 1980s until the mid-2010s, she appeared in
several TV films and series, such as Jauche
und Levkojen, the family soap Nicht
von schlechten Eltern, the crime comedy Adelheid
und ihre Morder, the police series Grossstadtrevier,
and the doctor's-family series Der
Landarzt. Although she never played a leading role, her face was well known
to German audiences. This was her second life.
In her third life, she served as an ambassador for northern
Germany and her home at the fjord. For the German-language film of Donna Leon's
book Drawing Conclusions (Reiches Erbe), Delfs traveled to Venice,
but mostly she appeared in films set in her home region. Delfs was also
connected to her hometown of Flensburg, which made her its first and only "citizen
of honor" in 2015, and to the Petuh language, a mix of German, Lower
German, and Danish, which she spoke in her private live. In 2015, she published
her autobiography, Nimm mich mit nach
Gestern (Take Me with You to Yesterday).
Delfs died on May 14, 2018, in
the age of 93, giving WEP seven points (two for the hit, five for the solo). She is the fifth
television actress to earn points for WEP. Stay tuned for more . . .