Who is Tawny Kitaen?
Tawny Kitaen is an American model and actress. She is very famous for her role in the movie Bachelor Party and Sienfield as Jerry’s girlfriend.
Tawny Kitaen also dated the famous baseball player Chuck Finley. They even got married and had two daughters. Unfortunately, the marriage did not last long. The actress has been seen in many TV series playing a minor role and in some music videos for Whitesnake’s and Ratt.
In May 2021, the news of Tawny Kitaen’s death broke all our hearts. The actress died just at the age of fifty-nine. Although she no longer remains physically, her works are forever remembered and cherished.
|Full name||Julie Ellen Kitaen|
|Known as||Tawny Kitaen|
|Birthday||August 5, 1961|
|Died||May 7, 2021 [at the age of 59]|
|Traits||Positive: Adventurous, loyal, and confident|
Negative: Possessive, egoistic, and impatient
|Place of birth||San Diego, California, U.S.|
|Currently Residing||Newport Beach, California, U.S.|
|Education||Mission Bay High School, Dropout|
|Parents||Terry Kitaen (Father)|
|Siblings||Jordan Kitaen (Brother)|
Name Unknown (Sister)
|Ex-husband name||Chuck Finley (Ex-Husband)|
David Coverdale (Ex-husband)
|Children||Wynter Merin Finley (Daughter)|
Raine Finley (Daughter)
|Profession||Model, Actress, Media Personality|
|Net Worth||USD 1 Million|
|Social Media||Tawny Kitaen Instagram|
Tawny Kitaen Twitter
- She is the eldest among her siblings.
- Tawny was born in California and, throughout her life, stayed there.
- Her real name is Julie Ellen Kitaen. She started to call herself Tawny at 12, and it stayed on.
- She suffered from dyslexia, because of which she had to drop out of high school.
- Unfortunately, Tawny had to go to rehab due to her substance abuse. She was addicted to cocaine. She stayed there for six months.
- Tawny Kitaen married twice, and both ended up in divorce.
- Tawny Kitaen had an affair with OJ Simpson. Moreover, the experience lasted for a year. This information was disclosed in Nicole Brown Simpson‘s book: The Private Diary of a Life Interrupted.
- She appeared as a guest in the show Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew.
- As a teenager, she dreamt about dating someone famous.
- She was on an album cover of an American band called Ratt.
- Tawny Kitaen was a co-host of America’s Funniest People in 1992 for two years.
- She has had some plastic surgeries as she started to feel insecure about her looks. Her sixth surgery went terribly wrong.
Terry Kitaen (Father)
Tawny Kitaen’s father, Terry Kitaen, used to work in a neon sign company. He has three children. Moreover, Terry is of Russian-Jewish heritage.
Linda is a housewife and the mother of Tawny. She has three children with her husband, Terry Kitaen. Moreover, she belongs to Scottish and Irish ancestry.
Jordan Kitaen (Brother)
Jordan is Tawny’s youngest siblings. The two were very close. After the death of the actress, Jordan shared some words about their excellent relationship.
Kitaen also has a sister, but there is no information about her.
Romantic Affairs and Relationship
Before getting married, Tawny dated some people. She dated Robbin Crosby, a guitarist of band Ratt while she was in high school. She also had a one-year-long affair with O.J. Simpson. This information was brought in the OJ’s trial and is also mentioned in a book.
On September 22, 1951, David Coverdale was born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, England. He was the lead singer of a band called Deep Purple in 1973.
In 1989, British-American lead singer David Coverdale and actress Tawny married each other. But after only two years of marriage, the couple called it quit in April 1991.
Chuck Finley (Ex-Husband)
In 1997, Tawny got married to Chuck Finley, a baseball player. They had two daughters together.
But the couple got divorced in 2002 after Chuck filed a charge at the actress for domestic violence.
Wynter Merin Finley (Daughter)
Wyner is the eldest child of Chuck and Tawny. On March 18, 1993, she was born in Newport Beach, California. She works in the marketing and communication department. Moreover, she completed her college degree from Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.
Raine Finley (Daughter)
Raine is Tawn’s youngest daughter. In addition, she was born on June 1, 1998. Raine did an internship at Warner Bros. Entertainment. It looks like she is interested in the film industry.
Unfortunately, Tawny used to have a way of getting into trouble. In the most-watched trial of OJ Simpson, she was mentioned due to her affair with a married man.
In 2006, the actress was caught with 15 grams of cocaine at her house. After that, she went to rehab for six months.
Moreover, in 2009, she was arrested for driving under the influence. She then served two days of jail time and 64 hours of community service.
The divorce between the baseball player Chuck and the actress was rough. Chuck filed for divorce after seeing and experiencing physical abuse from the actress.
Tawny attended a concert as a fourteen-year-old and saw the lead singer’s girlfriend get the VIP treatment. As soon as she saw that, she knew what she wanted to do in her life.
She started with modeling and even got featured on Ratt’s album cover. She then began auditioning and taking on small parts in different shows. Finally, she did a small part in the movie Malibu.
Soon after, she was seen in many movies and series like Bachelor Party, Witchboard, Sienfield, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, etc.
She also featured in some of the music videos of Whitesnake, such as Is This Love, Still Of The Night, The Deeper The Love. She was also in Ratt’s music video for Back for More.
Tawny Kitaen Movies
|1984||The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak||Gwendoline|
|1984||Bachelor Party||Debbie Thompson|
|1986||Crystal Heart||Alley Daniels|
|1987||Happy Hour||Misty Roberts|
|1993||Three of Hearts||Woman in Bar|
|2011||Here We Go Again|
|2015||Come Simi||Dee Dee|
Tawny Kitaen TV Series
|1976||To Tell the Truth||Herself|
|1985||California Girls||Karen Malone|
|1987||Glory Years||Melinda Murphy|
|1989||Santa Barbara||Lisa DiNapoli|
|1991||They Came From Outer Space||Monica Bates|
|1991–1993||The New WKRP in Cincinnati||Mona Loveland|
|1992–1994||America’s Funniest People||Co-host|
|1992–1996||Eek! The Cat||Annabelle (voice)|
|1994||Married… with Children||Dominique|
|1994||Hercules and the Circle of Fire||Deianeira|
|1994||Hercules in the Underworld||Deianeira|
|1994||Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur||Deianeira|
|1995||Burke’s Law||Rhonda Dooley|
|1995||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Deianeira|
|1997||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Deianeira|
|2006||The Surreal Life||Herself|
|2011||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Lydia Kole|
|2012||[email protected]||Diane Kaplan|
|1984||“Back for More”||Ratt|
|1987||“Still of the Night”||Whitesnake|
|1987||“Here I Go Again”||Whitesnake|
|1987||“Is This Love”||Whitesnake|
|1990||“The Deeper the Love”||Whitesnake|
Tawny Kitaen Death
On May 7, 2021, the death of the fifty-nine-year-old actress came as a shock to everyone. Unfortunately, the cause of Tawny wasn’t public immediately since it took the doctor’s time to find it. Finally, in October 2021, the reason was dilated cardiomyopathy.
Tawny Kitaen Net Worth
At the time of her death, Tawny Kitaen had a net worth of USD 1 Million. She also owned a house in Newport Beach, California.
Tawny Kitaen is all over social media. She is on Facebook with 168k followers. Meanwhile, she has 140k followers on Instagram and 73k followers on Twitter. Unfortunately, after her death, the account is frozen.