Courtney Love is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actress, and artist. The daughter of
psychotherapist Linda Carroll and writer and ex-Grateful Dead manager Hank Harrison,
Love began her career as an actress in her early twenties, landing roles in Alex Cox's cult
films Sid and Nancy (1986) and Straight to Hell (1987), and later rose to international prominence
as frontwoman of alternative rock band
which she formed in 1989.
Courtney Michelle Harrison
July 9, 1964 ( age
San Francisco, California, U.S.
(lead singer of Nirvana
married on February 24th, 1992,
died on April 5th, 1994 - suicide)
(vocalist of The Leaving Trains)
(married in 1989; divorced in 1989)
(publisher; born in 1940; divorced in 1966)
(psychotherapist; remarried twice)
(teacher: married in 1968),
Frances Bean Cobain (born in 1992)
Alternative rock, hardcore punk, noise rock, power pop
Singer-songwriter, musician, actress, visual artist
Vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
Babes in Toyland
Faith No More
Rickenbacker 425, 360
Fender Squier Venus
Big Black, Sonic Youth, and Fleetwood Mac
Courtney Love Trivia
• She convinced
Faith No More
to let her join as a singer after attending their concert, but
was later kicked out of the band.
• On the opening date of Lollapalooza in 1995, she got into a fight with Kathleen Hanna (lead singer of
at the time).
• She earned a Golden Globe Nomination for
her performance as Miloš Forman in "The People vs. Larry Flynt".
• She has been a practicing Buddhist since 1989.
• Between 1996 and 1999, she dated actor Edward Norton
• On July 9, 2004, Love's 40th birthday, she attempted to commit suicide at her Manhattan apartment.
• In 2006
she was sentenced to six months in lock down rehab due to struggles with prescription drugs and cocaine.
Courtney Love Quotes
"Kurt Cobain was Nirvana. He named the band, hired its members, played guitar, wrote the songs,
fronted the band onstage and in interviews, and took responsibility for the band's business decisions."
"If there's any time you should be on drugs it's when you're pregnant, cause it sucks."
"People hate her [Yoko Ono], they really do. Did you know that to 'Yoko someone' is a verb in America?
It is something that boys say if they're hanging out with you too much and they're going to school
or they have a band. It's almost a myth that's used to suppress women. Y'know, 'You're gonna Yoko me.
You're gonna destroy me.' And this woman put up with racial inequality from Fleet Street, she put
up with being accused of breaking up the best band in the world [The Beatles], she put up with
people's idea that she castrated this man and then, worst of all, she had her best friend, her husband,
the person she lived for, die in her arms in front of a fortress that she'd hidden herself in for
twenty years. And I just feel that the world media should apologize to her because she handled it
with so much dignity."
Courtney Love Awards
L.A. Outfest: Grand Jury Award - Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film, JULIE JOHNSON (2001)
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards: Most Promising Actress, THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT (1997)
Golden Satellite Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Drama, THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT (1997)
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actress, THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT (1996)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Supporting Actress, THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT (1996)
Miss June (2004)
Julie Johnson (2001)
Man on the Moon (1999)
200 Cigarettes (1999)
People vs. Larry Flynt, The (1996)
Feeling Minnesota (1996)
Straight to Hell (1987)
Sid and Nancy (1986)