Tawny Kitaen Wiki
Tawny Kitaen Biography
Tawny Kitaen, the actress best known for her role in 1984’s “Bachelor Party,” starring Tom Hanks, has passed away. She was 59 years old.
TMZ reports that the San Diego native died in Newport Beach, CA on Friday. The coroner has yet to determine the cause of death.
In addition to “Bachelor Party,” she also starred in the 1984 French cult classic “The Perils of Gwendoline” and 2014’s “After Midnight.”
How Tawny Kitaen Age?
She was 59 years old.
Who is Dave Coverdale of Whitesnake and Tawny Kitaen?
He started on the game show “To Tell the Truth” in 1976 and eventually migrated to the movies, achieving moderate success.
The beauty also appeared in some classic music videos, notably “Is This Love” and “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake.
She later married lead singer David Coverdale in 1989, but the marriage only lasted two years. She later married baseball star Chuck Finley, with whom she had 2 daughters. They split after Finley’s claims that his wife repeatedly kicked him during a domestic dispute.
Tawny is survived by her daughters Wynter, 28, and Raine, 22.
Kitaen was born Julie Kitaen in 1961 to parents Terry and Linda, and later took the nickname “Tawny” around the age of 12, according to Rocks Off magazine.
After taking on a minor role in the TV movie Malibu, she landed her break in the entertainment industry with the 1984 comedy Bachelor Party. Kitaen played Debbie in the movie, the fiancee of Tom Hanks’ character Rick.
Although she had roles in several other films throughout the 1980s, including Witchboard, White Hot, and Dead Tides, Kitaen was perhaps best known as the slut from the original music video.
She appeared in several Whitesnake music videos, including “Here I Go Again”, “Still of the Night”, “Is This Love” and “The Deeper the Love”. She also appeared on the covers of two albums by the heavy metal band Ratt and starred in their “Back for More” music video.
Most recently, she made appearances on reality shows The Surreal Life, Botched, and a season of VH1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.
Cause of Death
Kitaen died at her Newport Beach, California, home on Friday morning, according to a news release from the Orange County Coroner’s Office, which listed her as Tawny Finley. Her cause of death has yet to be revealed, and representatives for the star did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
TMZ first reported her death.
Model and actress Carrie Stevens also confirmed the news on Twitter.
“It’s true. I don’t blame people for not wanting to believe it … but it’s a fact,” she wrote on Twitter. “Let her family make the official statement. They deserve that respect. RIP a legend.”
Kitaen’s latest post on social media was made on Thursday, thanking a fan for her artwork.