At 51 years old, Ilka Bessin has this physical status:
Ilka Bessin was born in Luckenwalde, East Germany. After finishing school, she studied culinary arts and later trained to be a hotel manager. She worked as a chef until the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, and Germany was reunified. After that she became a bartender and a discothèque manager. In 1999, she began a career as an entertainment director and comedy performer on a cruise liner. It was there that she invented her most famous character "Cindy aus Marzahn". Marzahn is a blue collar section of East Berlin.
In 2004, Ilka won the final season of the ProSieben network's Quatsch Comedy Club stand-up show. With this win, her career as a comedian and actress began. In 2009, she was set in the role of the landlady Ilka in the Sat.1 comedy show Schillerstraße. In January 2010, she started her own comedy show, named Cindy aus Marzahn und die jungen Wilden ("Cindy from Marzahn and the Wild Youth"). In spring 2011, the third season started Nicht jeder Prinz kommt uff'm Pferd! ("Not Every Prince Comes on a Horse"). Followed by the Pink is Bjutiful 2013.