Courtney Love

Courtney Love



Courtney Michelle Love (née Harrison; born July 9, 1964) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and visual artist. A notable presence in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s, Love has enjoyed a career that spans four decades. She rose to prominence as the frontwoman of the alternative rock band Hole, which she formed in 1989. Love has drawn public attention for her uninhibited live performances and confrontational lyrics, as well as her highly publicized personal life following her marriage to Kurt Cobain.

The daughter of Hank Harrison and psychotherapist Linda Carroll, Love had an itinerant childhood. Born in San Francisco, she was raised primarily in Portland, Oregon, where she was in a series of short-lived bands and active in the local punk scene. After being interned in a juvenile hall, she spent a year abroad living in Dublin and Liverpool before returning to the United States and being cast in two films by British director Alex Cox. She formed Hole in 1989 in Los Angeles, and received substantial attention from underground rock press for the group's debut album, produced by Kim Gordon. Hole's second release, Live Through This (1994), gave her high-profile renown with critical accolades and multi-platinum sales. In 1995, Love returned to acting, earning a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance as Althea Leasure in Miloš Forman's The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), which established her as a mainstream actress. The following year, she saw further mainstream success with the release of Hole's third album, Celebrity Skin (1998), which was nominated for multiple Grammy Awards.

Love continued to work as an actress into the early 2000s, appearing in big-budget pictures such as Man on the Moon (1999) and Trapped (2002), before releasing her first solo album, America's Sweetheart, in 2004. The next few years were marked by publicity surrounding Love's legal troubles and drug addiction, which resulted in a mandatory lockdown rehabilitation sentence in 2005 while she was in the process of writing a second planned solo album. That project became Nobody's Daughter, which was released in 2010 as a Hole album but without any other members of the former lineups. Between 2014 and 2015, she released two solo singles and returned to acting in the network series Sons of Anarchy and Empire.

Love has also had endeavors in writing, co-creating and co-authoring three volumes of a manga, Princess Ai, between 2004 and 2006, as well as a memoir, Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love (2006). In 2012, she premiered an exhibit of mixed media visual art titled And She's Not Even Pretty.



Menendez: Blood Brothers
Menendez: Blood Brothers is a 2017 television film directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, written by Abdi Nazemian, and starring Courtney Love, Nico Tortorella, Benito Martinez, and Myko Oliver.
Sid and Nancy
Sid and Nancy (also known as Sid and Nancy: Love Kills) is a 1986 British biopic directed by Alex Cox and co-written with Abbe Wool.
The People vs. Larry Flynt
The People vs. Larry Flynt is a 1996 American biographical drama film directed by Miloš Forman and starring Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, and Edward Norton. It chronicles the rise of pornographic magazine publisher and editor Larry Flynt and his subsequent clash with religious institutions and the law.The film, written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, spans about 35 years of Flynt's life, from his impoverished upbringing in Kentucky to his court battle with Reverend Jerry Falwell, and is based in part on the U.S. Supreme Court case Hustler Magazine v.

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Reality on the Runway
  –  March 21, 2018
Women wore messy buns and tiaras for a Courtney Love look that complemented saucy white frocks ranging from flowing gowns with ultra-high slits to structured, long-sleeved mini options to an exaggerated mermaid silhouette. Meghan Markle, if you really want ...
Marilyn Manson Casts Courtney Love as Nurse For ‘Tattooed in Reverse’ Video
  –  March 21, 2018
Marilyn Manson and Courtney Love have teamed up to freak people out. If Manson’s recent Twitter video is any indication, Courtney Love will be playing a nurse in Manson’s upcoming video for “Tattooed in Reverse.” The Antichrist Superstar has ...
Marilyn Manson And Courtney Love Are Friends Again In This Clip Teasing His New Video
  –  March 21, 2018
It looks like Marilyn Manson is back to building bridges instead of burning them. Over on his Twitter, Manson has posted a heavily processed, ten-second clip of him scowling and looking appropriately dour in a vintage wheelchair while being pushed around ...
Marilyn Manson And Courtney Love Reveal Bizarre New Collaboration
  –  March 21, 2018
Marilyn Manson has announced that Courtney Love has been cast to play a nurse in his new “Tattooed in Reverse” music video. Manson wrote on Twitter, “Who allowed Courtney Love to be my nurse? Oh shit…I did. TATTOOED IN REVERSE.” Marilyn Manson ...
Marilyn Manson and Courtney Love Tease New Video: Watch
  –  March 21, 2018
Marilyn Manson has enlisted Courtney Love to star in his forthcoming video for “Tattooed in Reverse.” Watch a teaser, in which Love plays a nurse pushing Manson in a wheelchair, below. “Who allowed Courtney Love to be my nurse?” he tweeted.
See Courtney Love Play Marilyn Manson's Nurse in "Tattooed in Reverse" Video Teaser
  –  March 21, 2018
Marilyn Manson has enlisted grunge goddess Courtney Love to be his personal nurse ... in his upcoming "Tattooed in Reverse" video, that is. A snippet from the forthcoming Heaven Upside Down visual, posted to the Antichrist Superstar's Twitter today (March ...
Marilyn Manson teases "Tattooed in Reverse" video starring Courtney Love
  –  March 21, 2018
The 10-second clip shows the Hole frontwoman dressed as a nurse and pushing the famed shock-rocker around in a wheelchair. "Who allowed Courtney Love to be my nurse?" Manson writes in the video caption. "Oh s***...I did." Love and Manson's relationship ...
Marilyn Manson Teases New Music Video Featuring Courtney Love
  –  March 21, 2018
Marilyn Manson’s upcoming music video for “Tattooed in Reverse” will apparently star Courtney Love as his nurse. “Who allowed Courtney Love to be my nurse?” Manson said on Twitter. “Oh shit…I did.” The brief teaser for the Heaven Upside ...
Marilyn Manson Teases “Tattooed In Reverse” Video With Courtney Love
  –  March 21, 2018
Marilyn Manson has teased a new video starring Courtney Love. The short snippet Manson tweeted out shows Love pushing him in a wheelchair, and the accompanying text says: “Who allowed Courtney Love to be my nurse? Oh shit…I did. TATTOOED IN REVERSE.”
Marilyn Manson Casts Courtney Love in New Video
  –  March 21, 2018
Marilyn Manson has revealed what appears to be a clip from a video for the song “Tattooed in Reverse” that features Courtney Love. He tweeted a brief scene that shows him in a wheelchair, being pushed through a doorway by the Hole frontwoman, who's ...
Marilyn Manson teases creepy AF new video with Courtney Love
  –  March 21, 2018
After sharing a photo of himself with the Hole icon several weeks ago telling his followers that they were “taking shit back”, now the ‘God Of Fuck’ shared a short clip of the upcoming video for ‘Tattooed In Reverse’. Taken from his acclaimed ...
Marilyn Manson teases new video starring Courtney Love
  –  March 21, 2018
Marilyn Manson has released a short teaser video for his upcoming promo for Tattooed In Reverse. The song features on the shock rocker’s latest studio album Heaven Upside Down, with the new video featuring Courtney Love. Manson says on Twitter: “Who ...
Uni reveal Origins of their new music video, “DDT”: Watch
  –  March 14, 2018
Glam rock band Uni doesn’t lack in pedigree or a provocative backstory. Signed to Sean Lennon’s Chimera Music, the trio features former Courtney Love guitarist David Strange and Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger member Charlotte Kemp Muhl teaming up with ...
Courtney Love's Daughter Frances Bean Cobain Flashes Midsection in Revealing Snapchat Photo
  –  March 12, 2018
After she hit the town in a sheer dress with mom Courtney Love, Frances Bean Cobain flashed her figure for social media fans in perhaps a move revealing post. The 25-year-old artist took to Snapchat to show off her flat tummy over the weekend while donning ...
Frances Bean Cobain Loves Having Mom Courtney Love's Support!
  –  March 9, 2018
Frances Bean Cobain poses with her mom Courtney Love while attending the Other Peoples Children launch event on Thursday (March 8) in Los Angeles. OPC is an L.A based creative collective that serves local underground art, fashion and music communities.
Two peas in a pod! Frances Bean Cobain and mom Courtney Love spend time together at an edgy store opening on Melrose in Los Angeles
  –  March 9, 2018
Frances Bean Cobain and Courtney Love have similar taste when it comes to their interests. And on Thursday, the 53-year-old singer and her 25-year-old daughter spent time together as they attended an edgy store opening for Other Peoples Children on Melrose ...
Courtney Love 'sad to see' NME magazine close
  –  March 8, 2018
Executives of the weekly music magazine announced on Wednesday that the issue released on Friday would be its last print edition in 66 years, due to rising production costs and a tough advertising market. Courtney took to Instagram on Thursday to share a ...
Courtney Love wishes Kurt Cobain happy birthday
  –  February 20, 2018
Courtney Love penned a birthday note to her late husband, Kurt Cobain, on Tuesday. The Nirvana singer would have been 51. Love posted a throwback photo of herself with Cobain and wrote, "happy birthday baby god I miss you." The two married in 1992; Cobain ...
Today would have been Kurt Cobain's 51st birthday, and Courtney Love shared an emotional tribute
  –  February 20, 2018
Early on Tuesday, February 20th, Courtney Love shared an emotional tribute to Kurt Cobain on her Instagram and Twitter accounts. The musician was best known for his work with Nirvana, and passed away in 1994 at the age of 27. February 20th would have been ...
Courtney Love Posts Touching Tribute On What Would Have Been Kurt Cobain's 51st Birthday
  –  February 20, 2018
Courtney Love took to her social media early Tuesday morning (Feb. 20) to share a sweet tribute to Kurt Cobain on what would have been his 51st birthday. The Hole singer shared a black-and-white photo of herself cuddling with her former husband ...
Courtney Love Shares Tribute on What Would Have Been Kurt Cobain's 51st Birthday: 'God I Miss You'
  –  February 20, 2018
Courtney Love shared a heartbreaking tribute to late husband Kurt Cobain on what would’ve been the Nirvana frontman’s 51st birthday. The 53-year-old singer posted a throwback black and white photo on Tuesday, showing her cuddled into the chest of ...
Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love’s Daughter Frances Bean Celebrates Her Second Sober Birthday
  –  February 14, 2018
A major milestone. Frances Bean Cobain — the only daughter of Courtney Love and the late rocker Kurt Cobain — took to Instagram on Tuesday, Feb. 13, to celebrate her second sober birthday. The 25-year-old’s post marks the first time she has ever ...


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