Sad news to report as several news outlets are reporting that 80’s hottie, Julie “Tawny” Kitaen has passed away at the age of 59. The smoking hot Tawny appeared in several high-profile rock videos in the 80s and by my non-scientific estimations was adored by millions of horndogs everywhere during the Reagan administration. The cause of death has not been revealed but what is known is that she was one of the hottest women of the 1980s. According to a report by Variety’s Michele Amabile Angermiller
Born in San Diego. California, Kitaen’s first introduction to the rock world came in 1983 when she appeared on the cover of back-to-back albums by heavy metal band RATT, including the band’s self-titled 1983 debut and the triple-platinum “Out of the Cellar, in 1984. Kitaen was dating RATT guitarist Robbin Crosby at the time.
Kitaen appeared in RATT’s “Back for More” music video and later became the video vixen best known for her appearance in Whitesnake’s 1987 smash “Here I Go Again,” where she displayed her talent for auto acrobatics. “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.
The lovely (and tawny) Tawny appeared in a number of TV shows and films including the highly underrated 1984 comedy Bachelor Party. Tawny’s hot AF status made for numerous cameo and guest appearances and legend has it that the only reason anyone listened to Whitesnake CD’s was due to Kitaen’s appearances in the group’s videos.
Pro Sports Extra extends its condolences to Ms. Kitaen’s friends, family, and fans.