minka kelly charlies angels abc Minka Kelly on her 'gorgeous' stripper mom: 'She got along on that as long as she could'“Charlie’s Angels” star Minka Kelly is Cosmopolitan’s October covergirl and in the accompanying interview she speaks frankly about her mother, Maureen Kelly.

“She was 5’11, legs up to her ears, gorgeous” according to the 31-year-old actress. “She got along on that for as long as she could.”

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 three years ago when Maureen died of colon cancer. 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.”

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Brill Bundy has spent her entire career covering TV and pop culture. This is what happens when your parents try and limit your viewing habits to three shows a week. Likes: seasons with no more than 13 episodes, anti-heroes and binge-watching. Dislikes: when cartoon characters make out, when TV shows name check their titles, drawn out premieres and finales. TV words to live by: "If every porkchop was perfect, we wouldn't have hot dogs."