Courtney Love is a well-known rockstar. She is mainly known for being the wife of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. She also became the poster child for drugs and plastic surgery for her severe drug addiction.
Courtney Love’s birth name is Courtney Michelle Harrison. But she is mostly recognized as Courtney Love. She was born on 9 July 1964. She is now 58 years old (as of 2022). Her birth place is San Francisco, California, USA. Her nationality is American.
Courtney spent her childhood in the USA with her family. Her father’s name is Hank Harrison, and her mother is Linda Carroll. Her mother was a therapist. The couple got divorced when Courtney was only 5 years old. After the separation of her parents, Courtney lived with her mother.
Courtney spent time in a reform school for a long time. At the age of 16, she became a stripper. After attempting a few times in college, she decided to travel the world. She visited various places such as Ireland, Japan, and Liverpool. She managed to arrange money from working as a stripper and her grandmother as well.
Courtney Love faced a lot of rejection throughout her whole career. She was kicked out by different band groups in her early career. She also tried her luck acting in a movie, but that was even more flop.
After many rejections and failures, she decided to concentrate more on music. She started learning to become better at playing guitar. In 1989, she formed her band. Soon they begin featuring singles like Dicknail, Retard Girl, and so on. Their song was produced by Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and Don Fleming of Gumball. In 1997, Love signed a deal with Nirvana LLC for the well-being of her band.
In 1996, Love appeared in a film titled “The People Vs. Larry Flynt” in the role of Althea Flynt. After three years, she appeared again in a biopic “Man on the Moon.” The film’s story was based on the life of comedian Andy Kaufman.
- Club Vatican (1984)
- Sid and Nancy (1986)
- Straight To Hell (1986)
- The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
- Man on the Moon (1999)
- Julie Johnson
- Live Through This
- Retard Girl
- Doll Parts
- America’s Sweetheart (2004)
Courtney Love earns most of her living through her music career. Her estimated net worth is approximately USD 2.4 million.
Courtney Love got married to Kurt Cobain on 24 February 1992. The couple was blessed with a beautiful baby girl named Frances Bean Cobain. But soon, the beautiful family falls apart because of Love’s drug addiction. They got divorced in 1994.
Before marrying Kurt, Love had several relationships with renowned personalities. Her first marriage was in 1989 to James Moreland. The marriage ended in the same year of the wedding.
Courtney Love is an American rockstar and actress. She is 5 feet and 9 inches (175 cm) tall. She weighs 64 kg or 140 lbs. Her body measurements are approximately 35-26-36. Her feet size is 8.5 US, and her dress size is 6 US. She has beautiful blue eyes and dyed blonde hair.
Courtney Love was controversial for having several relationships. She was also criticized for having a severe addiction to drugs.
Courtney Love does not belong to political background. She is not involved in politics.
In 1996, Courtney Love was nominated for “Golden Globe” for her role in the movie “The People Vs. Larry Flynt”.
Some Unknown Facts About Courtney Love
- Courtney Love’s nickname is Love.
- She belongs to the Spanish-Cuban ethnicity.
- Her zodiac sign is Cancer.
- She has completed her graduation from the University of Oregon.
- Love has five siblings. They are Joshua Barraud, Benjamin Barruad, Daniel Menely, Jamee Rodriguez, and Nicole Rodriguez.
- Her debut album is “Pretty on the Inside” (1991).
- On 5 April 1994, her spouse Kurt Cobain committed suicide.