Actress Tawny Kitaen has died at the age of 59. Kitaen came to prominence during the hair metal boom of the the mid-1980s, appearing in four Whitesnake videos and on the cover of Ratt’s first album, Out Of The Cellar.
Kitaen’s death was confirmed by her daughter Wynter Finley, who told the New York Times that the cause of death was not yet known.
Born in San Diego, California in 1961, Kitaen’s first brush with fame in the music world came after her legs appeared on the cover of Ratt’s debut EP Ratt. Kitaen was dating the band’s guitarist Robbin Crosby at the time, and subsequently starred on the cover of Ratt’s first album, Out Of The Cellar, and in the video for Back For More, where she appeared alongside comedian Milton Berle, whose nephew managed the band.