Tawny Kitaen, Star Of ’80s Rock Music Videos, Dies At 59


NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tawny Kitaen, the sultry red-haired actress who appeared in rock music movies throughout they heyday of MTV and starred reverse Tom Hanks within the 1984 comedy “Bachelor Celebration,” has died. She was 59.

Tawny Kitaen in Might 1998. (Bruce C. Robust/The Orange County Register through AP)

The Orange County coroner’s workplace stated she died at her house in Newport Seaside on Friday. The reason for dying was not instantly launched.

Her daughters, Wynter and Raine, confirmed their mom’s dying on Kitaen’s Instagram account.

“We simply wish to say thanks for all of you, her followers and her pals, for at all times displaying her such assist and love. You gave her life on a regular basis,” their assertion stated.

Kitaen grew to become the rock world’s “video vixen” after showing on the duvet of two albums from the heavy metallic band Ratt and starring in a number of music movies for Whitesnake, together with the 1987 smash track “Right here I Go Once more.” The video, performed repeatedly on the burgeoning music tv community, featured Kitaen performing cartwheels on the hood of a Jaguar.

She additionally starred because the fiancee to Tom Hanks’ character within the comedy “Bachelor Celebration,” and as Jerry Seinfeld’s girlfriend in a 1991 episode of “Seinfeld.” Different TV credit included a stint as co-host of “America’s Funniest Individuals” and on the truth reveals “The Surreal Life” and “Movie star Rehab with Dr. Drew,” through which she revealed her wrestle with substance abuse.

Kitaen had a tumultuous private life, which included a short marriage to Whitesnake’s lead singer, David Coverdale, and a rocky marriage to baseball pitcher Chuck Finley, with whom she had two daughters.

“My honest condolences to her kids, her household, pals & followers,” Coverdale tweeted on Saturday.



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