Tawny Kitaen

Tawny Kitaen

Tawny Kitaen
Quick Facts About Twny Kitaen
Celebrated Name Tawny Kitaen
Age 59 years old
Nick Name Tawny
Birth Name Julie E. Kitaen
Birth Date 1961-08-05
Gender Female
Profession American actress
Nationality American
Place of Birth San Diego, California, the USA
Ethnicity mixed
Religion Jewish
Father Terry Kitaen
Mother Linda Kitaen
Sister Krista Kitaen
Brother Jordan Kitaen
Sexualorientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Husband David Coverdale ​ ​(m. 1989; div. 1991)​ Chuck Finley ​ ​(m. 1997; div. 2002)
Daughter Wynter Merin Finley and Raine Finley
Net Worth $500 thousand
Salary $60K-$100K
Height 5 ft 6 inches
Weight 55 Kg
Body Measurement 33-24-33 inches
Bra Size 38B(US)
Hair Color Red
Eye Color Dark Brown
Death Date May 7, 2021
Cause of Death Unknown
Active Years 1979–2021
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Tawny Kitaen Biography

  • Tawny Kitaen was an American actress, model, comedian, and media personality.
  • Kitaen was famous for the 1984 movie "Bachelor Party," in which she starred alongside Tom Hanks, and her iconic roles in music videos for the band Whitesnake, for which she became an '80s sex symbol.
  •  For the band Whitesnake, she appeared as a video vixen model in the hit single "Here I Go Again", "Still of the Night", "Is This Love," and "The Deeper the Love". She also appeared in Ratt's "Back for More" music video.
  • Kitaen was one of the casts of the sixth edition of the VH1 reality television show The Surreal Life, which began airing in March 2006. Kitaen also appeared in the second season of the VH1 reality TV show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which began in October 2008. 

What nationality is Tawny Kitaen?

  • Tawny Kitaen was born on 5th August 1961 in San Diego, California, the USA. Her parents named her Julie Kitaen at the time of her birth. She holds an American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity of Ashkenazi Jewish, English, and Scottish ancestry. Astrology has defined her star sign as Leo. Tawny followed her family religion i.e. Judaism in her entire life. Tawny was born in a middle-class Jewish family. Her father, Terry Kitaen was an employee of a neon sign company while her mother Linda Kitaen was a Housewife. She has a younger sister named Krista and a younger brother named Jordan Kitaen. Tawny was raised up in her hometown San Diego along with her younger siblings. She attended Mission Bay High School, in San Diego but had to quit due to her health. Growing up, she had chosen to pursue her career in modeling and acting to support herself.
  • Tawny Kitaen was born on 5th August 1961 in San Diego, California, the USA. Her parents named her Julie Kitaen at the time of her birth. She holds an American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity of Ashkenazi Jewish, English, and Scottish ancestry. Astrology has defined her star sign like Leo. Tawny followed her family religion i.e. Judaism in her entire life. 
  • Tawny was born in a middle-class Jewish family. Her father, Terry Kitaen was an employee of a neon sign company while her mother Linda Kitaen was a Housewife. She has a younger sister named Krista and a younger brother named Jordan Kitaen. 
  • Tawny was raised up in her hometown San Diego along with her younger siblings. She attended Mission Bay High School, in San Diego but had to quit due to her health. Growing up, she had chosen to pursue her career in modeling and acting to support herself.

Is Tawny Kitaen still married?

  • Tawny Kitaen was married two times in her lifetime. Her first marriage was with singer David Coverdale in 1989. David Coverdale is an English rock singer-songwriter best known for his work with Whitesnake, a hard rock band he founded in 1978. Tawny first met with Coverdale in the year 1987 when she was hired as a video vixen dancer in the Whitesnake's video song. The couple got divorced in 1991 after two years of the marriage relation. 
  • Her second marriage was with baseball player Chuck Finley from 1997 to 2002. With Chuck, Tawny gave birth to their two daughters:  Wynter Merin Finley and Raine Finley. The couple lived together for five years and their marriage relation came to an end in 2002 after Chuck Finley filed for divorce charging Tawny with domestic violence. 
  • Apart from her marital relation, Kitaen had dated Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby during and after high school in the mid-1970s. She even followed the band to Los Angeles in the late 1970s to pursue a career of her own. After her divorce with second husband Chuck Finley she didn't marry but stayed single raising up her daughters until her death.

How much is Tawny Kitaen's net worth?

  • Tawny, the veteran actress had earned a decent amount of money in her lifetime. She had started her career from the year 1979 via modeling. She modeled and appeared in television commercials for Jack LaLanne's European Health Spas in the early 1980s for which she was paid a hefty amount of money.
  • Apart from modeling, Tawny used to earn her fortune by appearing in the video songs as a vixen model. She has famously appeared in half a dozen of video songs including Whitesnake hit single "Here I Go Again" in 1987. 
  • Above all, the acting career of Tawny was the major source of income and living for her. She collected most of her fortune from the film industry. Kitaen began her acting career in 1983 with a minor role in the television movie Malibu. The California native continued to work in Hollywood until 2018. Her latest project was a TV series called "Moms Anonymous."
  • At the time of her death, Tawny's net worth was just $500 thousand. She was expected to earn an annual salary of $60 thousand to $100 thousand. She was expected to spend her earnings lavishly buying expensive drugs, alcohol, and other toxic materials as she was heavily drug-addicted and never got a chance to be a millionaire.

Height, Weith & Measurements

  • Tawny Kitaen was 5 ft 6 inches tall and weighed around 55 kg. She had an hourglass-shaped body. Her model-like body figure measured 33-24-33 inches. She used to wear a 38B(US) size bra. Her hair color was red and her eye color was Dark Brown.
  • In her prime, Tawny Kitaen was a very beautiful woman but she underwent a number of plastic surgery to improve her self-image. The before & after pictures show that she had breast implants and cheek implants. Besides facelift surgery and Botox injection, she probably had a lips filler injection. The allegation can be seen from the shape of her lips.  

Tawny Kitaen Dead: '80s Music Video Vixen Was 59

Tawny Kitaen, the Legendary music video icon died at age 59 on Friday, May 7, 2021, according to a press release from the Orange County Coroner's office on May 8. The announcement stated that Kitaen died in her Newport Beach, California home, but did not list a cause of death. The only details available were a brief "injury description," which was listed as "residential death." Kitaen's reps have not made a statement yet, but a model and actor Carrie Stevens confirmed the news on Twitter. She wrote in a tweet, "It's true. I don't blame people for not wanting to believe it.... but it is fact. Let her family give the official statement. They deserve that respect. RIP to a legend."

Facts About Tawny Kitaen

  • #1She was featured on "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew."
  • #2 Kitaen gave herself the nickname "Tawny" at the age of 12.
  • #3Her sixth surgery went horribly wrong.
  • #4Kitaen was charged for "cocaine possession in 2006.
  • #5She went to her first rock concert at age 14.
  • #6Her teenage dream was to be the girlfriend of a popular artist singer.
  • #7She appeared as the album cover model on the Ratt's (American band) debut EP Ratt (1983).
  • #8On September 26, 2009, Kitaen was arrested for driving under the influence in Newport Beach, California.
  • #9She made her acting debut in the television movie Malibu in 1983.
  • #10She co-hosted America's Funniest People from 1992 to 1994.

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