Tawny Kitaen

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Tawny Kitaen

Tawny Kitaen

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Tawny Kitaen

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: August 05, 1961
Date of Passing: May 07, 2021
Birthplace: San Diego, California
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Tawny Kitaen was an American actress and model.

Born in San Diego, California, Kitaen’s fame began in 1983 when she appeared on the covers of two albums by heavy metal band RATT: the band’s self-titled 1983 debut, and 1984’s Out of the Cellar.

Kitaen appeared in RATT’s “Back for More” music video and later became best known for her appearance in the video for Whitesnake’s 1987 hit, “Here I Go Again.” Videos for the band’s “Still of the Night,” “Is This Love,” and “The Deeper the Love” also featured Kitaen, who was briefly married to Whitesnake’s lead singer, David Coverdale, from 1989 to 1991.

Tawny Kitaen was an American actress and model.

Born in San Diego, California, Kitaen’s fame began in 1983 when she appeared on the covers of two albums by heavy metal band RATT: the band’s self-titled 1983 debut, and 1984’s Out of the Cellar.

Kitaen appeared in RATT’s “Back for More” music video and later became best known for her appearance in the video for Whitesnake’s 1987 hit, “Here I Go Again.” Videos for the band’s “Still of the Night,” “Is This Love,” and “The Deeper the Love” also featured Kitaen, who was briefly married to Whitesnake’s lead singer, David Coverdale, from 1989 to 1991.

Kitten also pursued acting work in films and television, notably portraying Tom Hanks’ girlfriend in the 1984 film comedy Bachelor Party. Her TV credits include Booker, Seinfeld, animated series Eek! The Cat, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Married… with Children, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She recurred on the soap opera Santa Barbara, and had a starring role in The New WKRP in Cincinnati. She was last seen on television in the 2017-18 series, Moms Anonymous.

Kitten died May 7, 2021, in Newport Beach, California. She was 59.

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