Tawny Kitaen Biography – Tawny Kitaen Wiki
Julie E. “Tawny” Kitaen was an American actress, model, comedian, and media personality. She famously appeared in several music videos for the rock group Whitesnake in the ‘80s. Her first introduction to the rock world came in 1983 when she appeared on the cover of back-to-back albums by heavy metal band RATT, including the band’s self-titled 1983 debut and the triple-platinum “Out of the Cellar, in 1984.
Kitaen appeared in RATT’s “Back for More” music video and later became the video vixen best known for her appearance in Whitesnake’s 1987 smash “Here I Go Again,” where she displayed her talent for auto acrobatics. “Still of the Night,” “Is This Love” and “The Deeper the Love” also featured Kitaen.
Acting roles followed, most notably portraying Tom Hanks’ girlfriend in the 1984 comedy romp “Bachelor Party.” She had additional roles in “Witchboard,” “White Hot” and “Dead Tides” and also appeared in a “Seinfeld” episode, “The Nose Job.”
In more recent years, Kitaen participated in several reality shows, including “The Surreal Life,” “Botched” and a season of VH1’s “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” the latter of which filmed in 2008.
Tawny Kitaen Age
She was born Julie E. Kitaen in San Diego, California, on August 5, 1961. She died on May 7, 2021, in Newport Beach, California. He 59.
Tawny Kitaen Family
She was the daughter of Linda Kitaen (née Taylor), a housewife and one-time beauty pageant participant, and Terry Kitaen, an employee of a neon sign company. She had a younger sister and brother.
Tawny Kitaen Husband
She was married twice. She was briefly married to Whitesnake’s lead singer, David Coverdale, from 1989 to 1991. She also was married to baseball player Chuck Finley, with whom she had two daughters, from 1997 to 2002. Finley was a major league baseball pitcher from 1986-2002, winning 200 games as a member of the Anaheim Angels, Cleveland Indians and St. Louis Cardinals. She dated Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby and had an affair with O.J. Simpson while he was married to Nicole Brown Simpson.
Tawny Kitaen Children
Kitaen and baseball player Chuck Finley had two daughters together: Wynter Merin Finley and Raine Finley. Wynter Finley was born on 18 March 1993 and Raine Finley on 1 June 1998.
Tawny Kitaen Death
Tawny Kitaen passed away at her home in Newport Beach on May 7, 2021, at the age of 59, according to the Orange County, Calif. coroner’s office, which listed her as Tawny Finley.
Tawny Kitaen’s daughters, Wynter Merin Finley and Raine Finley, also confirmed the news in a statement on Instagram: “We are heartbroken and saddened to announce the death of our mom. We just want to say thank you for all of you, her fans and her friends, for always showing her such support and love. You gave her life every day. We miss her and love her and we know her legacy will live on forever.”
Tawny Kitaen Cause of Death
Tawny Kitaen’s cause of death has not been revealed.
Tawny Kitaen Drugs – Tawny Kitaen Drug Use
Kitaen had long struggled with substance abuse, as she revealed on “Celebrity Rehab,” and had several run-ins with the law, including a charge for cocaine possession in 2006 and driving under the influence in 2009.
Tawny Kitaen Botched Plastic Surgery
Music video star Tawny Kitaen had surgery performed on her to remove her implants. The surgery to remove Tawny Kitaen’s breast implants was performed by Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif in the season final of the E! reality series Botched in 2017. It was her seventh and final boob job to get back Tawny’s ‘natural’ breasts after six previous augmentations. She had six boob jobs to make her breasts larger but after complications, she asked the Botched doctors to remove her implants.
Tawny Kitaen Height
She was 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m) tall.
Tawny Kitaen Net Worth
Tawny Kitaen’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Tawny Kitaen Instagram
Tawny Kitaen’s handle is @tawnykitaenofficial.