She made her first broadcast playing the piano on Children's Hour, aged 13, and she later sang with her father's band at American bases. In 1952/1953, she appeared in Finian's Rainbow in Liverpool. She sang with a group, "The Dominoes" briefly, before going solo. She performed in clubs and on overseas tours. She appeared in the Ken Russell film Mahler (1974).
During 2012 Delmar appeared on P & O Cruise liners where her performances featured songs by Cole Porter and others.
She lives in Hadley Wood and has one daughter.
- 1996: S'Wonderful: Live at Ronnie Scott's
- 1998: Nobody Else But Me
- Finian's Rainbow (1952/1953)
- No Strings (1961)... at Her Majesty's Theatre
- Cowardy Custard (1972)... at the Mermaid Theatre
- Bubbling Brown Sugar (1977)... at the Royalty Theatre
- Map of the World... at the Royal National Theatre
- Jerome Kern in Hollywood... at the Donmar Warehouse
- Elaine Delmar official website
- Elaine Delmar at the Internet Movie Database
- Elaine Delmar at the Internet Broadway Database