Fans know Tawny Kitaen for several things. She was a drop-dead gorgeous video vixen in the 80s. Bands like Whitesnake and Ratt tapped Kitaen to add some heat to their music videos. She was also an actress with many television and film credits. Moviegoers remember her best as the bride of Tom Hanks’ character in Bachelor Party. She also starred in Witchboard, one of the most underrated Ouija Board-themed horror movies ever made. She even did some voiceover work for the 90s cartoon Eek the Cat. However, what many don’t realize is that she was also a mother.
Tawny Kitaen had two daughters with her ex-husband and retired MLB pitcher Chuck Finley. They are Wynter Merin Finley and Raine Finley. Both of Kitaen’s daughters seem to live quiet, private lives. However, they did make regular appearances on their mother’s Instagram profile. In fact, it was them who delivered the news of Tawny’s death to her IG followers a few days ago.
The late actress posted about her daughters regularly. In fact, the actress made a post celebrating Wynter, her eldest daughter’s, birthday back in March. She had just turned 28.
Check out this great photo of the proud mom and her daughters, grinning from ear to ear. Tawny Kitaen posted it on her Instagram a little over two months ago.
Tawny Kitaen’s Marriage and Children
Tawny Kitaen married Chuck Finley in 1997. At that time, Finley was pitching for the Angels. Before he retired, he was one of the best left-handed pitchers in the MLB. The couple divorced in 2002. Kitaen allegedly assaulted Finley with a high-heeled shoe. He reported the alleged abuse to authorities and his then-wife was charged with domestic violence. Shortly thereafter Finley filed for divorce.
During their short-lived marriage, Tawny Kitaen and Chuck Finely had two daughters.
After the divorce, Tawny Kitaen remained busy. She appeared in a handful of films and scripted television shows. Kitaen also appeared in some reality TV series such as The Surreal Life and Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. She was also involved in the making of two documentaries. One of those focused on glam metal, the genre to which she was linked due to her music video appearances. The other was about the making of the 80s horror cult classic Witchboard.
It seems that Tawny Kitaen was still working until the day she died. According to IMDb, she was set to play herself in an upcoming movie titled The Lollipop Gang. That movie is currently filming and is due out sometime next year.