Minka Kelly Got Along On That As Long As She Could

American actress Minka Kelly is Cosmopolitan's October covergirl and in the accompanying interview she speaks frankly about her mother, Maureen Kelly.

According to the 31-year-old actress, 'she was 5'11, legs up to her ears, gorgeous'. 'Kelly got along on that for as long as she could'.

Minka Kelly worked as a stripper and by her own choosing raised her daughter by herself, even though Minka's father, guitarist Rick Dufay, wanted to be involved.

'He wanted to try to do the family thing. It was my mum who was too busy having fun'.

The fun ended 3 years ago when Maureen died of colon cancer. Minka Kelly says her mother was 'reckless' with her health but that mother and daughter came together in her final days.

'By the time she passed, I was holding her. I was with her until her last breath'.