Actress and media personality Tawny Kitaen has passed away. Born Julie Kitaen, 59, became an icon in the 1980s and is best known for appearing on Ratt album covers and several Whitesnake videos, including “Here I Go Again,” “Still of the Night,” and “The Deeper the “love.” Kitaen was found dead at her Newport Beach home Friday morning and the cause of death was not disclosed.
Kitaen’s acting career was highlighted by starring in Tom Hanks’ 1984 comedy Bachelorette party and 1986s Witchboard. She also appeared in the films White Hot and Dead tide. As for television, she made an unforgettable appearance His field1991 Followed “The New Job” as one of Jerry Seinfeld’s friends. She also appeared on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, The new WKRP in Cincinnatiand co-hosted America’s funniest people for two years. Kitaen later found herself on several reality shows, including The surreal life and Celebrity rehab with Dr. Drew.
Kitaen’s romantic life kept her in the headlines. She dated Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby and was on the cover of the debut EP and the band’s first album From the cellar. She was then married to Whitesnake singer David Coverdale for two years until they divorced in 1991. Her second marriage was to baseball player Chuck Finley, which lasted from 1997 to 2002. She had two daughters with Finley. Later in life, Kitaen struggled with personal demons when she was arrested multiple times for problems with drugs and alcohol.
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