Tawny Kitaen is one of the celebrity patients struggling to recover from drug and alcohol addiction on VH1's reality series, "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew."

Born in San Diego, California, Tawny Kitaen currently lives in San Juan Capistrano, California. Kitaen's real name is Julie, but she started calling herself Tawny at age 12. Kitaen was married to singer David Coverdale of rock band Whitesnake from 1989-1991 and then to baseball player Chuck Finley from 1997-2002 and had two daughters: Wynter Finley and Raine Finley, both born prior to her marriage.

Kitaen's first movie role was in 1984's "Bachelor Party" with Tom Hanks. Kitaen is perhaps best known though for rolling around on the hood of a Jaguar wearing a white negligee for the Whitesnake video "Here I Go Again," for then boyfriend David Coverdale. Kitaen also appeared in the Whitesnake videos for "Is This Love," "Still of the Night," "Fool For Your Loving" and "The Deeper The Love." Kitaen has also had numerous television roles: she co-hosted "America's Funniest People" (1992-1994); she was a regular on "The New WKRP in Cincinnati" (1991-1993); she guest starred on "Seinfeld" (1991) and "Married With Children" (1994); and she had a role in both the TV movie and series, "Hercules" (1994). In 2006, Kitaen appeared on the reality show, "The Surreal Life," on which she verbally attacked fellow cast member, Florence Henderson.

Kitaen was arrested in 2002 for domestic abuse and battery after attacking husband Chuck Finley by kicking him with her high-heeled shoe and twisting his ear. He filed for divorce 3 days later and was given temporary custody of their children and granted a temporary restraining order against her. Kitaen admitted that she was addicted to prescription meds for migraines and depression. Kitaen got help for substance abuse, anger management and conflict resolution as well as made a $500 donation to a battered women's shelter in exchange for dismissal of the charges.

Kitaen was reportedly arrested in 2006 for drug possession after the police searched her home and found 15 grams of cocaine. Kitaen underwent a six-month rehabilitation program to have the drug possession charges dropped. Kitaen has an extreme case of insomnia though and has become addicted to a dangerous cocktail of prescription drugs to help her sleep.




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Age: 55 years old
Birthday: August 5, 1961
Height: 5' 7"
Full Name / Real Name: Julie Kitaen
Birthplace: San Diego, CA
Current Residence: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Husband: Chuck Finley (11/20/1997 - 4/4/2002, divorced)
David Coverdale (1989-1991)




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