Ilene Kristen (ex-Roxy, OLTL) is coming back to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Delia, the character she played on RYAN’S HOPE from 1975–78, 1982–83 and 1986–89. Kristen reprised the role in October of 2013 when viewers learned that Delia was Ava’s (Maura West) mother. “She’s back very soon,” GH Executive Producer Frank Valentini shares exclusively with Digest. “Ilene did a fantastic job and Delia is an important character. I think her return will show viewers another side to Ava.” Enthuses West, “Ilene is fantastic and I look forward to having scenes with her. That mother/daughter relationship is one I would love to see fleshed out.”