Toothsome, redheaded leading lady Tawny Kitaen got her start on such TV serials as Capitol and Santa Barbara. She graduated to "babe-hood" in the teen-raunch comedy Bachelor Party (1984). With her starring role in The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak, the 1984 film version of the old S&M "underground" comic strip, Kitaen achieved stardom as the torn-blouse heroine of many an R-rated adventure film. A better actress than one might think, Tawny Kitaen was quite amusing as the sensuous female deejay Nightbird on the syndicated TVer The New WKRP in Cincinnati, and even funnier as the voice of the whiny, obese feline Annabelle on the animated series Eek! The Cat.
Biography by Hal Erickson
- Appeared on the cover of glam metal band Ratt's 1984 album Out of the Cellar.
- Starred in the videos for Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again" and "Is This Love?"
- Featured in the 1999 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue with then-husband Chuck Finley.
- Joined the sixth season of VH1's The Surreal Life.
- In 2008, signed on as part of the second season cast of VH1's Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.