Julie E. “Tawny” Kitaen, Bachelor Party actress and recurring Whitesnake music video star, has died, Variety experiences. Kitaen, who was most identified for her position because the vixen in lots of the ’80s arduous rock band’s movies, was 59 years previous.
The Orange County, California coroner’s workplace confirmed the information, itemizing her as Tawny Finley. The report states that the star died at her residence in Newport Seashore on Friday morning, however a explanation for dying has not but been revealed.
Kitaen was born in San Diego, California, and first emerged as a part of the rock scene in 1983 after showing on the quilt of heavy metallic band RATT’s self-titled 1983 debut album in addition to Out of the Cellar, in 1984, an album which has been licensed triple-platinum. On the time, Kitaen was relationship RATT guitarist Robbin Crosby.
The seductress was featured in RATT’s “Again for Extra” music video and shortly after turned the video vixen most identified for her look in Whitesnake’s 1987 smash hit “Right here I Go Once more,” the place she displayed her magnificence and acrobatic flexibility. You’ll be able to try that music video above.
“Nonetheless of the Night time,” “Is This Love” and “The Deeper the Love” additionally featured Kitaen, who very briefly married Whitesnake’s lead singer, David Coverdale, from 1989 to 1991.
She then moved on to appearing with a starring position as Tom Hanks’ girlfriend within the celebrated 1984 comedy, Bachelor Occasion. Kitaen additionally appeared in Witchboard, White Scorching and Lifeless Tides, in addition to a Seinfeld episode titled “The One With The Nostril Job.”
Kitaen extra lately partook in just a few actuality reveals, together with The Surreal Life, Botched and a 2008 season of VH1’s Movie star Rehab with Dr. Drew.
She had lengthy struggled with substance abuse, as she revealed on Movie star Rehab, and had a number of encounters with the regulation, together with a 2006 cocaine possession and 2009 DUI cost.
Kitaen is survived by two daughters from her marriage to baseball participant Chuck Finley from 1997 to 2002.
She last tweeted on May 6 to thank a fan for a drawing.
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