Kelly is without-a-doubt one of Britain’s most glamorous models appearing time and time again in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women list. She is also an actress, entrepreneur, and television presenter. During her busy professional career Kelly’s wide range of interests has demonstrated her versatility.
She studied at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London for three years before becoming a professional model.
Then in 1997, aged eighteen, Kelly started presenting youth television programmes on MTV, Granada Television and the Trouble TV channel and in 1999 hosted The Big Breakfast alongside Johnny Vaughan. More recently she hosted the reality television programme Celebrity Love Island for ITV.
Not forgetting her theatrical beginning Kelly has worked in the theatre, including “Eye Contact” at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig at London’s Comedy Theatre and she played Celia in Calendar Girls at the Noel Coward Theatre, a role previously played by Jerry Hall.
She has also worked on many films including the films ‘Sorted’, ‘Ripper’ and ‘The Italian Job’ She played the girlfriend of Superman’s nemesis Lex Luthor in four episodes of the American science fiction drama Smallville during the show’s first season (2001–02) and has completed assignments as a film actress in Canada.
Her first starring role was in School for Seduction, a 2004 film, for which she received positive reviews for her role. She also played the character Nikki Morris in the video game Need for Speed Underground 2, alongside Brooke Burke.
In 2005, she appeared in the Philippe Vidal film House of 9, a thriller about nine seemingly unconnected strangers captured and locked in a house together. The people are forced to compete against one another, in order to survive.
In 1995 Kelly won her first advertising campaign for Lee jeans. Since then she has featured in print campaigns for Renault Mégane, Walkers, Piz Buin and Kit Kat. In 1998 she launched the biggest bra campaign ever for Triumph’s Flaunt range, and was featured on billboards nationwide.
In 2010, she was chosen for Ultimo’s advertising campaign and in the same year made a surprise appearance live in a Clapham picture house as part of a promotion for Carlsberg and Sky 3D.
In 2012, Kelly announced a new homeware range with Argos. The range consisted of two collections; Hawaiian and Wish You Wear Here, and includes duvet sets, throws and cushions. Her partnership with Argos came as part of a long line of celebrity collaborations with the brand.