Tawny Kitaen, actress and hair steel video star most well-known for her look in Whitesnake’s “Right here I Go Once more” music video, has died on the age of 59.
Information of her demise was reported by Selection, the place it was acknowledged that Orange County, California police confirmed Kitaen (listed as Tawny Finley) died in her house in Newport Seaside on Friday morning.
No reason behind demise has been revealed presently.
Born Julie E. Kitaen on Aug. 5, 1961 in San Diego, California, she grew to become enamored with rock music in her early teenage years and in addition developed an curiosity in appearing, having first made a minor look in 1983 within the made-for-TV film Malibu. Notably, she performed the position of Debbie Thompson, who was the bride-to-be of legendary actor Tom Hanks’ character in 1984‘s Bachelor Occasion, in addition to different small roles in a handful of different movies.
At round this time, she additionally appeared as the quilt mannequin on Ratt’s self-titled 1983 EP in addition to the quilt of their 1984 debut album, Out of the Cellar and was courting guitarist Robbin Crosby.
Just a few years later, she broke by means of as a mainstream title because the star of Whitesnake’s 1987 music video for his or her “Right here I Go Once more” single, wherein she famously danced atop two vehicles. Further Whitesnake video appearances included “Nonetheless of the Night time,” “Is This Love” and “The Deeper the Love” and Kitaen went on to marry singer David Coverdale in 1989, although the wedding didn’t final lengthy and the couple divorced in 1991.
Following the divorce, Kitaen was featured in a recurring position in varied TV exhibits within the early and mid ’90s, later returning to tv on the VH1 actuality packages The Surreal Life (2006) and Movie star Rehab With Dr. Drew (2008). She was additionally married to Main League Baseball pitcher Chuck Finley from 1997 by means of 2002.
Loudwire extends our condolences to the Kitaen household and all who knew Tawny.
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