Cocoon famed Tahnee Welch’s Playboy appearance created a sensation

By: Ross Reilly  |   | 
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Tahnee Welch, who made a big name in the acting and modeling industry, was initially interested in becoming a ballet dancer. But she never got a chance to pursue a career in that field as her instructor had underestimated her physique.

Not being able to live her dream was another disappointment in her which when combined with her family problems led Tahnee to leave home at 16. Following that, she began working as a housemaid and a hairdresser around Europe in order to earn a living for herself. After several odd jobs in Europe, she moved back to the States and began learning acting in New York.

Although she learned acting in New York, she made her acting debut from Italy. 1984 released Italian movie Amarsi un po’ is her debut film in which she played a lead role alongside Italian actors Claudio Amendola and Virna Lisi.

After landing success with her first foreign movie, Welch returned to her native land to make her Hollywood debut in 1985 movie Cocoon. And in her first try, she became a success in the American film industry as well. However, she continued her work in Europe, mainly in Germany and Italy.

In 1987, Welch played the lead in the American-Israeli musical film The Sleeping Beauty and it was a blockbuster too. The same year, she starred in Hollywood film Lethal Obsession.


In 1988, she reprised her role as Kitty from the film Cocoon in its second installment Cocoon: The Return. Apart from this, she is recognized for appearing in movies like Disperatamente Giulia (Italian), Night Train to Venice (German), Search and Destroy (American), I Shot Andy Warhol (British- American) and Black Light (Canadian).

Apart from acting, Welch’s modeling has created a big sensation, especially her nude pictorial in the November 1995 issue of Playboy. She had also posed topless for the cover page of that edition. Vogue, GQ, Marie Claire and Bunte are other magazines she has appeared in.

Tahnee discontinued her career in 2000 but before that, she might have accumulated a huge a net worth. It is believed that she has a net worth in millions, though concrete details have not been reveal


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