Julie E. “Tawny” Kitaen was born on the 5th August 1961, in San Diego, California USA. She is an actress who is probably best known for her appearances in a number of film and TV titles, such as “Santa Barbara” (1984), “Bachelor Party” (1984), and “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” (1995-1997). She is also known for starring in the Whitesnake music video for the song “Here I Go Again”. Her career has been active since 1983.
Have you ever wondered how rich Tawny Kitaen is, as of mid-2016? It has been estimated from authoritative sources that Tawny’s net worth is currently over $500,000, which has been accumulated through her successful career in the entertainment industry as an actress.
Tawny Kitaen Net Worth $500,000
Tawny Kitaen was born to Linda, who was a former beauty pageant model and worked as a housewife, and Terry Kitaen, who worked in a neon sign company; she was brought up in a Jewish family with two younger siblings. When she was 12 years old, she gave herself the nickname “Tawny”. She attended Mission Bay High School, but she dropped out of school and moved to Los Angeles with her boyfriend.
Tawny`s career began in the early 1980s, with a minor role in the film “Malibu” (1983), which was followed by the lead role of Gwendoline in the film “The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak” in 1984. Throughout the 1980s, she also featured in productions such as “Bachelor Party” (1984) with Tom Hanks, “California Girls” (1985), “Witchboard” (1986) with Todd Allen, and “White Hot” (1989) alongside Robby Benson, little by little increasing her net worth. Before the 1980s ended she featured in the TV series “Santa Barbara”, as Lisa DiNapoli, which also added to her net worth.
She continued successfully through the 1990s, firstly securing the role of Mona Loveland in the TV series “The New WKRP in Cincinnati” (1991-1993), and was then selected for the role of Deianeira in the television film “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys – Hercules and the Circle of Fire” (1994). She reprised her role in the sequels “Hercules In The Underworld” (1994), “Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur” (1994), and later in TV series “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” (1995-1997). In the 1990s, she also appeared in the TV series “Eek! The Cat” (1992-1995), and films “Playback” (1996), and “Dead Tides” (1997), increasing further her net worth.
In the early 2000s, Tawny experienced problems with alcohol and drugs, and left the scene until 2009, when she returned to acting in the film “Tom Cool”. Since then she has appeared in TV series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2011), “Life@Large” (2012-2013), and films “After Midnight” (2014), and “Come Simi” (2015), which have also benefited her net worth.
When it comes to speak about her personal life, Tawny Kitaen has been married twice. Her first husband was David Coverdale, the lead singer of Whitesnake, from 1989 to 1991. After their divorce, she married baseball player Chuck Finley, with whom she has two daughters, but they divorced in 2002. Problems with drugs have lead to her being charged with domestic violence, and saw her enter rehab in 2006, and charged with DUI in 2009.