Tawny Kitaen
Actress
Tawny Kitaen
Julie E. "Tawny" Kitaen is an American actress and media personality. Kitaen became famous in the 1980s for appearing in several hard rock videos for the band Whitesnake, including the hit "Here I Go Again". Kitaen was married to Whitesnake lead singer David Coverdale from 1989–1991. She had recurring parts on multiple television series such as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and co-hosted America's Funniest People from 1992–1994.
Biography
Tawny Kitaen's personal information overview.
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'Shameless' Actress Jenica Bergere on Directing Her First Film (While 9 Months Pregnant)
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Jenica Bergere had a film she was aching to make about her mother suffering from dementia and her absentee sister who had no interest in helping out. She knew it would be a comedy. But at the time, the actress (Shameless, Bosch) was 9 months pregnant, the sole caretaker for her deteriorating mother, had never directed a film before and had a $10,000 budget (considered paltry even for indie films). So what did she do? Jenica Bergere, with the help of excellent producers, made her film. Not only did she write, direct and star in Come Simi, she even talked her real-life OB-GYN into allowing her to use the delivery room for 15 minutes for free so she could shoot her giving birth for the movie just moments after actually giving birth. "Some friends said I should shoot with a pillow under my shirt and just 'act.' But when I'm pregnant I am my most creative, fertile and brave," says Bergere. "As a new filmmaker I wanted to make a bold move and explore the idea of filming the movie while ...
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Tawny Kitaen Reveals The Move She Can Still Do From Those Whitesnake Music Videos (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
In the mid-1980s, when music videos reigned supreme, there was one particular video girl whose work stood out among the vast sea of guitar solos and big-hair tosses -- and remains just as memorable decades later. Tawny Kitaen was a twenty-something actress at the time, and had just earned her big break in the 1984 film "Bachelor Party," opposite Tom Hanks. Following the film's release, Kitaen met David Coverdale, the lead singer of Whitesnake, a band whose music videos would catapult her to lasting stardom. The two became romantically involved, and Kitaen soon appeared in several of Whitesnake's music videos, including those for "Here I Go Again," "Is This Love" and "Still of the Night." "When we shot the first couple of videos, we were in a serious relationship," Kitaen says of Coverdale, whom she later married. "Here I Go Again" may be Kitaen's most famous music video appearance. In it, she danced, slithered and did the splits across the hood of two luxury cars, solidifying ...
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Why Do So Many Movies Have Theater Shooting Scenes?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
LOS ANGELES -- There's something about the dark and quiet of a movie theater that allows us to make ourselves vulnerable. We enter into an implicit pact, giving over to the images, letting ourselves laugh at something silly or cry at something poignant, all in the cloistered company of strangers. That's why when something unexpected interrupts that experience, it's that much more startling, like being awakened suddenly from a vivid dream. Long before the massacre during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Colorado, movies themselves have depicted the jarring sensation that occurs when the intrusion of reality disrupts the sanctity of sitting in a theater. Quite often these scenes are violent, but sometimes they're funny, clever or just plain weird. Perhaps because filmmakers feel so passionately about the moviegoing experience, they also enjoy shaking it up from an artistic perspective. Here's a look at several key examples: _"Inglourious Basterds" ...
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Unif Pop-Up Shop at Solestruck
The Portland Mercury - almost 5 years
Attention all you rock 'n' rolling fashionistas, for the month of May the Solestruck Flagship store will host a pop-up shop featuring cult brand Unif: UNIF “Ur Not In Fashion” is a collection of cut and sew knits, woven’s, denim, accessories, and shoes. Established in 2004 by LA native Eric Espinoza and Christine Lai, UNIF embodies a clean fusion of fashion forward street design and contemporary details. Wildly influenced by the music and culture of Los Angeles, Unif is a true representation of LA style. Most popular for their screen printed tees with provocative sayings and Hellraiser spiked loafers, UNIF is popular among celebs and fashionistas everywhere. Tomorrow Solestruck will be kicking off the pop-up shop with an in store event aptly titled "SEE YOU IN HELL" from 7-10 pm. There will be complimentary cocktails from New Deal Vodka, music provided by yours truly, and they will be giving away a pair of HIS and HERS Hellraisers. This event will be an awesome way to kick off yo ...
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Culture Shock: MTV has adapted well - Toledo Blade
Google News - over 5 years
As most everyone knows, the event is a farce since MTV hasn't been in the business of music since, well, Tawny Kitaen was popular. Sometime in the 1980s, probably shortly after the death of parachute pants, music videos ceased to be novel or cool
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'Community' star Danny Pudi is suddenly everybody's music video muse: Watch ... - Entertainment Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
... Pudi is jealous of the attention that co-star Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) has received in the music world, because all of a sudden he's the music video star du jour (think of him as a more indie-centric Tawny Kitaen or Alicia Silverstone)
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Whitesnake, Tesla and Sebastian Bach Join Forces at Jones Beach - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Whitesnake's songs like "Is This Love," "Still of the Night," and "Here I Go Again" helped define the hair band genre and were made even more famous with killer videos featuring the beautiful Tawny Kitaen. They toured for parts of the 1990's but it
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Stripping 101: The Guys From "Magic Mike" Can Learn A Thing or Two From These ... - AfterElton.com
Google News - over 5 years
Setup: In this Tom Hanks comedy, stripper/waiter Brett Baxter Clark is paid to give Tom's fiance (Tawny Kitaen) and the ladies at her bachelorette party ... a special appetizer. Technically there's no stripping in this scene, but Brett wears the
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30 Luckiest / Unluckiest Moments in Sports History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
When former MLB pitcher Chuck Finley married Tawny Kitaen in 1997, he was living the dream of every straight guy old enough to remember the Whitesnake videos of the 1980's. Kitaen's video vixen ways were legendary (examples: 1, 2, and 3) but Finley's
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The Big Gigs for week of 8/12 - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Singer David Coverdale doesn't have Tawny Kitaen dancing half-naked on his car hood anymore, nor any of his bandmates from the group's mid-'80s heyday, but he's still singing "Is This Love," "Here I Go Again" and "Still of the Night" like he wants to
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Whitesnake, last night at the Midland - Pitch Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
But there were also aging metalheads and curious teenagers who've seen YouTube videos of Tawny Kitaen rolling around on the hood of a Jaguar. Coverdale, who was always all cheekbones and mousse, now resembles a pop-metal Joan Rivers
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Life at the top - OCRegister
Google News - over 5 years
For example, actress Tawny Kitaen sold a penthouse in The Plaza Irvine towers as a "short sale" last fall for $2.5 million. The 4300-square-foot unit originally sold for $4 million, Hicks said. Another sold in April for $1 million that originally sold
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Whitesnake at Eagle River Pavilion - IdahoStatesman.com
Google News - over 5 years
You just know there will be 40-year-old Tawny Kitaen wannabes rolling all over car hoods in the parking lot. This concert experience doesn't just have the potential to be funny, it could be tons of fun. Whitesnake, which has gone through something like
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Tonight's TV - Sports Radio ESPN 1420
Google News - over 5 years
Over on the Biography channel, tune in for a special episode dedicated to actress and former "Whitesnake" babe Tawny Kitaen. Over on TBS, tune in for new episodes of "Conan" and "Lopez Tonight." First on "Conan," the guests include actress Lisa Kudrow,
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Bad Movies We Love: Black Swan - Movieline
Google News - over 5 years
Barbara Hershey and her dramatic interpretation of “Macarthur Park” And now, for Black Swan's truest moment of campy gusto: Barbara Hershey, who emits Tawny Kitaen-meets-Dianne Wiest realness in this movie, is an incomprehensible zealot as Nina's
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'Love in the Wild' recap: A Bridge Too Far - Zap2it.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Erica, the sort of early Tawny Kitaen one, got ditched by Miles, so she hooked up with Jason (the black one - sorry, but that's what makes him look different than the other guys since the other non-white guy left last week). He thinks Erica is purty
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CINEMA – Cameron Diaz em ritmo de Whitesnake - Correio do Brasil
Google News - over 5 years
O clipe é estrelado pela atriz Tawny Kitaen, ex-mulher de David Coverdale, vocalista do grupo, e aposta na fantasia de uma garota lavando carro com uma sexy coreografia. O contorcionismo de Kitaen no vídeo dá lugar a muita água e espuma no filme,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tawny Kitaen
    FORTIES
  • 2009
    Age 47
    On September 26, 2009, Kitaen was arrested for driving under the influence in Newport Beach, California.
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  • 2006
    Age 44
    In December 2006, she entered a six-month rehabilitation program in exchange for the dismissal of a felony drug possession charge.
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    In November 2006, prosecutors charged Kitaen with possessing 15 grams of cocaine in her San Juan Capistrano home in Orange County.
    More Details Hide Details The authorities said her two children were home at the time and Kitaen had given deputies permission for the search.
  • 2002
    Age 40
    In 2002, Kitaen was charged with domestic violence for an incident involving her then husband, professional baseball player Chuck Finley.
    More Details Hide Details Three days later, Finley filed for divorce. After a plea bargain, Kitaen agreed to "enter a spousal battery counseling program and avoid contact with Finley." The couple were married for five years and have two daughters, Wynter and Raine.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1991
    Age 29
    Kitaen divorced Coverdale in 1991 and was married to baseball player Chuck Finley from 1997 to 2002.
    More Details Hide Details She has two daughters, Wynter Finley (b. 1993) and Raine Finley (b. 1998).
  • 1989
    Age 27
    Kitaen married Whitesnake lead singer David Coverdale in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details Nevertheless, she had an affair with O.J. Simpson during Simpson's marriage to Nicole Brown and her marriage to Coverdale.
  • 1986
    Age 24
    She also co-starred in the movie Bachelor Party as the bride-to-be of a young Tom Hanks, and was the star of the 1986 horror movie Witchboard.
    More Details Hide Details Kitaen appeared in several videos in the 1980s for the band Whitesnake, including the hits "Here I Go Again" and "Is This Love". She had recurring parts on multiple television series such as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and co-hosted America's Funniest People from 1992 to 1994. Kitaen was one of the cast of the sixth edition of the VH1 reality television show The Surreal Life, which began airing in March 2006. Kitaen also appeared in the second season of the VH1 reality TV show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which began in October 2008. Kitaen also appeared in Seinfeld once as Jerry's girlfriend in the episode "The Nose Job."
  • 1984
    Age 22
    In 1984, she starred as the title character of the erotic-adventure movie The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak (or Gwendoline).
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  • 1983
    Age 21
    Kitaen began her acting career in 1983 with a minor role in the television movie Malibu.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Born
    Kitaen was born in San Diego, California, in 1961, the daughter of Linda (née Taylor), a housewife and a former beauty pageant participant, and Terry Kitaen, an employee of a neon sign company.
    More Details Hide Details Julie began using the name "Tawny" at the age of 12, on her own initiative.
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