The actress Klara Höfels is dead. She died on Sunday “after a short, serious illness” in Berlin, as her agency and her family announced on Monday to the German Press Agency. The mother of the actress Alwara Höfels was 73 years old.

Moviegoers know Klara Höfels, among other things, from smaller roles in the Oscar-nominated tragic comedy “Toni Erdmann” and the Sebastian Fitzek film adaptation “Abschnitt”. She also had many television appearances, for example in the ZDF crime series “Wilsberg” and “Ein Starke Team”, the Joyn series “Jerks” and the ZDF pre-evening series “SOKO Munich”. In addition, Höfels has appeared on numerous German theater stages.

Klara Höfels began her acting career in the theater and later came to television. In the 1970s she had engagements at the Schlosstheater Celle and Stadttheater Kiel. Then she went to the Frankfurt Schauspiel, where she was seen, among other things, as Elmire in Molière’s “Tartuffe”.