Does the irony of Love being so close to royalty strike anyone else as kind of funny?
AKA Courtney Michelle Harrison Born: 9-Jul-1964Birthplace: San Francisco, CAGender: Female Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Bisexual Occupation: Singer, Actor Nationality: United States Executive summary: Kurt Cobain's widow, Hole Courtney Love's parents divorced when she was 2, and her mother, a semi-famous psychologist, remarried twice.
Love was Love's first name, but her mother had it changed to Courtney.
Courtney Michelle Harrison was born in San Francisco, on July 9, 1964, then raised outside Portland, Oregon after her mother (an author and psychotherapist) and father (who had briefly managed the Grateful Dead) divorced.
By her teens, the future Courtney Love had become involved with both music and film, splitting her time between bands like Pagan Babies (with future Babes in Toyland leader Kat Bjelland) and an embryonic Faith No More, while attending the San Francisco Art Institute.
In 2004 Love released her first solo album, America’s Sweetheart, following it two years later with a memoir entitled Dirty Blonde, and then a fourth Hole album, Nobody’s Daughter, in 2010 — all of this interspersed with enough public controversy and celebrity feuds to keep the tabloids in business.
Among the highlights were Love’s on-and-off skirmishes with former Nirvana member and Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl, as well as her own daughter Frances Bean Cobain, but music remains in Courtney’s plans for the near future.
In that same article, John states that he and Donoghue used to hook up, but that they never dated because, and here's the rub: “He has this weird thing where he’s, like, ‘I’m not attracted to people I respect.’ You know Dopey in Snow White?
Courtney Love is one of rock’s most polarizing figures — male or female. Kurt Cobain has been almost as successful as she has been notorious over the past few decades.
Details of Love's early years remain publicly vague, as her answers to personal questions have varied wildly.