Courtney Love

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Courtney Love

Born

7/9/1964, San Francisco, California (USA)

Birth Name

Love Michelle Harrison

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Courtney Love-Cobain
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Courtney Love, born Courtney Michelle Harrison on July 9, 1964 in San Francisco, California, is an American actress and musician. After spending much of her young life bouncing between bands, schools and cities, Love moved to Los Angeles in 1989. Shortly after arriving, she formed the band Hole…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In May 2008, Kurt Cobain's ashes were stolen from Courtney Love's home.

    • Courtney Love collaborated with D.J. Milky (Stuart Levy) and Misaho Kujiradou in the manga project Princess Ai. The story centers around a rock star angel. Princess Ai sings some songs off of Courtney's album America's Sweetheart.

    • In March 2007, Courtney was subject to a Punk'd joke, when she was asked to replace Paula Abdul. Although Courtney thought it was weird, she also thought it was a brilliant idea.

    • Courtney was ranked #38 on VH1's 50 Greatest Women of the Video Era.

    • In March 2007, it was revealed that Californian rehab center, The Beau Monde center, was suing Courtney for an unpaid bill for drug and alcohol treatment she received in 2005. Courtney paid the up-front fee of $10,000, but failed to pay the remainder of the bill which totals over $180,000.

    • Courtney was 70 on the countdown "101 Even Bigger Celebrity Oops!"(2005).

    • Ewan McGregor has been asked to play Kurt Cobain in a movie about his life, by Kurt's widow, Courtney Love. Courtney acquired the rights to Heavier Than Heaven - a biography about Kurt that was written by Charles Cross and has decided to make it into a movie.

    • Courtney has made 53 New Year's resolutions for 2007. Courtney's list includes:
      - Have fantastic sex with commitment and honor with someone who treats me as I deserve and don't give my power away;
      - Start another family and meet that guy; Do not be a doormat in a relationship again;
      - Know that Kurt's spirit is tended to and tend to it daily;
      - Don't go to nightclubs with 19 year olds;
      - Another year, another year without even wine;
      - Make a friend a month;
      - Understand who my enemies are;
      - Learn to drive;
      - No more surgery for any reason other than medical until I really need it in my 60s.

    • Courtney got her first instrument when she was 18; it was a Casio keyboard.

    • Courtney signed up for The Mickey Mouse Club, but was rejected.

    • Some of Courtney's goals is to live in the country, have a man to treat her well, and to have a baby.

    • She has a cat named Fluffy.

    • Courtney claims Prince Andrew turned up at he house to "look for chicks" one morning. The prince's spokesman confirmed he had visited Love's house but the incident occurred six years ago, he was not alone at the time and was not looking for girls.

    • In December 2006, Los Angeles Superior Court judge Rand Rubin terminated Courtney's probation orders relating to drugs and assault charges after ruling she had successfully tackled her substance-abuse demons. Courtney had pleaded no contest in 2005 to the assault charge and guilty to possessing powerful painkillers Vicodin and Oxycontin without a valid prescription, as well as a count of being under the influence of cocaine. She had been given three years probation and had been ordered by the judge to complete year-long anger management and drug treatment programs.

    • Courtney has stated that she still writes letters to her late husband, Kurt Cobain.

    • Courtney has stated that she and Melissa Auf Du Mar once did cocaine with ("a naked") Kate Moss and ("a naked") Naomi Campbell.

    • Courtney attended Robert S. Farrell JR. High School. While she attended, she was on the honor roll.

    • When she was younger, Courtney has a crush on Les of the Bay City Rollers.

    • Courtney has stated that she is a big fan of the Monty Python films.

    • When she was young, Courtney was sent to a "born again" camp for troubled kids by her mother. The camp was called Camp Kiwi.

    • Courtney used to go by the nickname Coco.

    • When she was in grade school, Courtney played Fagin in a play of Oliver Twist.

    • When she was younger, Courtney stated that she would never go to Tahiti again because she saw "hundred" of cockroaches at the airport.

    • In 2006 Courtney began recording the solo album, How Dirty Girls Get Clean.

    • In November 2006, Courtney showed signs of being under the influence of drugs once again, by acting erratically when she was a guest of honour at a runway show by indie fashion label Junker Designs. Soon after the show commenced, Courtney collapsed in an unexplained crying fit, and swearing at onlookers when they offered their assistance.

    • In November 2006, it was revealed that 42-year-old Courtney was dating a new man, Jamie Burke, who is 21-years old.

    • Courtney's book, Dirty Blonde, was released on October 31, 2006. The book is her diaries.

    • She was ranked #67 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.

    • Love is currently practicing Tibetan Buddhism.

    • Musical Discovery: America's Sweetheart. Realeased on February 10, 2004 with 12 tracks.

    • Courtney Love majored in English.

    • Courtney was a fashion trendsetter. In early years she created the Kinderwhore look which was inspired by Christina Amphlett of the 1980's rock group The Divinyls.

    • Love has her own line of guitars. She co-designed Vista Venus.

    • Courtney Love is a huge fan of Stevie Nicks from the band Fleetwood Mac.

    • Courtney Love is very competitive about everything.

    • Courtney and Kurt wed on a cliff of Waikiki.

    • March 27th, 1995. Courtney and former best-friend, Amanda de Cadenet. Paired up dressed like princesses at the Academy Awards show.

    • Dave Grohl gave Kurt a present from Courtney. A heart-shaped box full of seashells, pinecones, a set of tiny tea cups, a miniature doll, and all wrapped up in a valentine box. The gift would later inspire Kurt to write a song.

    • Courtney charmed her way through Dave Grohl to get to Kurt.

    • Rozz and his friends would call Courtney, The Black Tornado. Stating that she was nothing but trouble.

    • Courtney often has had a banner hanging onstage, stating in big sparkly letters Cleanliness is next to godliness.

    • Full name: Courtney Michelle harrison Rodriguez Menely Moreland Love-Cobain.

    • Rozz Rezabek is the big love of Courtney's life.

    • At the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. Kurt and Courtney had a dispute with Guns n Roses singer Axl Rose. Courtney jokingly ask's Axl to be their daughters godfather. Axl tells Kurt to Shut your woman up or I am taking you down to the pavement.

    • Courtney got into a bar fight (which later lead to an arrest) only hours after her appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman in 2004.

    • Courtney did an imitation of her friend Drew Barrymore while appearing on The Late Show With David Letterman in 2004. She got up on David Letterman's desk and flashed him full frontal nudity.

    • Courtney introduced her friend Drew Barrymore to her Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson. The two then dated for a period of time.

    • Courtney Love introduced her famous friend Drew Barrymore to the internet. Drew found it amusing to go in chat rooms and she say was herself and the reaction she would get of no one believing her while she was at Courtney's house.

    • The Nirvana song Heart Shaped Box is about Courtney.

    • Courtney has had a longtime feud with ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl.

    • Courtney had a longtime feud with the magazine Vanity Fair.

    • Courtney's great-grandparents (mother's mother's parents) were screenwriters Paul Harvey Fox and Elsie Fox.

    • Although Courtney wore a dress that used to belong to Frances Farmer for her wedding gown, and she was pregnant at the time, Courtney is insistant that her daughter's name of Frances has nothing to do with Frances Farmer.

    • For her wedding dress, Courtney wore an antique silk dress that belonged to Frances Farmer.

    • Courtney's band, Hole, dedicated their third release of My Body the Hand Grenade to Kurt Cobain and deceased Hole bassist Kristen Pfaff.

    • Courtney beat out famed actress Angelina Jolie for the lead part in the film Lovelace.

    • Courtney is 5'9" tall.

    • It is rumored that Courtney Love's biological maternal grandfather is actor Marlon Brando.

    • Courtney Love and Roddy Bottum (former Faith No More keyboardist and long time friend of twenty years) recorded a song called Love, Love, Love for the 2005 movie soundtrack Adam and Steve.

    • Courtney is currently working on her second solo album. Since Virgin Records backed out of her contract with them, she is shopping for a new label. It has been rumored that ex-Smashing Pumpkins frontman, Billy Corgan, will join Miss Love on this second album. Billy previously worked with Courtney for her band Hole's Celebrity Skin album.

    • Courtney's mother, Linda Carroll, wrote a book about her mother, author Paula Fox, and Courtney. The book is titled Her Mother's Daughter : A Memoir of the Mother I Never Knew and of My Daughter, Courtney Love.

    • Courtney has a tattoo of an angel under her right shoulder.

    • Courtney has a tattoo of a K on her stomach. The K is for Kurt, her late husband.

    • Courtney has her own signature guitar line from Fender Guitars titled Venus.

    • Courtney has never had a driver's license.

    • Courtney's mother, Linda Caroll, is a psychologist.

    • Courtney's nickname is Clover and she is known for using it on internet forums.

    • Courtney dated actor Edward Norton for two years after meeting him on the set of The People vs. Larry Flynt.

    • Courtney's father, Hank Harrison, was a Grateful Dead biographer.

    • Courtney's grandmother is the author Paula Fox.

    • Got the name Courtney Love from an old boyfriend. He was acting British and said "Courtney my Love..." and it stuck in her mind and she has used it ever since.

    • The band Nerf Herder (most popular for doing the theme music for the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer) made a song about Courtney Love, called Courtney Love.

  • Quotes

    • Courtney: (on daughter Frances Bean) She's a gay man trapped in a woman's body, like me.

    • (On ex-partner Steve Coogan)
      Courtney: The only real 'feud' I ever had was with Mr. Self Destruct back in the 90s and he started it. I just had a far better bon mot than him, which happened. Oh wait, there're two. I do not care for that British comedian very much, he's very mean and he's very unusually dark. Maybe I have father issues, attracting these sociopathic men occasionally.

    • (After Kurt Cobain's ashes were stolen from her home)
      Courtney: I can't believe anyone would take Kurt's ashes from me. I find it disgusting and right now I'm suicidal ... they were all I had left of my husband. I used to take them everywhere with me just so I could feel Kurt was still with me. Now it feels like I have lost him all over again.

    • Courtney: No-one wants to smell like Eau du Controversy.

    • (Disputing Sharon Osbourne's claims that she got her son Jack hooked on drugs)
      Courtney: I never did that. I would never give drugs to a teenager. F**k you Sharon - as if I would ever give drugs to a teenager.

    • Courtney: These days stars make money by marketing their own clothes and fragrances but I've been reading a lot of books and attending a lot of marketing conferences before I go down that route. No one wants to smell like Eau de Controversy!

    • (Revealing in May 2007 that she was planning on auctioning off Kurt Cobain's possessions)
      Courntey: I'm going to have a Christie's auction. My house is like a mausoleum. My daughter Frances doesn't need to inherit a giant bag full of flannel f***ing shirts. A sweater, a guitar and the lyrics to 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' - that's what my daughter gets. And the rest of it we'll just f***ing sell. Everyone's been positive and behind me on it. We'll make a lot of money and give a bunch of it to charity.

    • (on her second nose job)
      Courtney: I have my old nose back. I hated that nose-jobby nose, it was like a little beak. I've had my nose fixed. It looks like the one God gave me, so I'm happy not to have crazy lips and a crazy teensy unnatural little nose. All I care about is that my self esteem is limitless and intact, and that nothing and no situation affects my self esteem.

    • Courtney: I like nice textiles and fabrics and clothes, so I just can't see myself in an orange jumpsuit.

    • (claiming Prince Andrew turned up to her house looking for women in 2000)
      Courtney: Prince Andrew turns up at my house at one in the morning and he wants to party. He'd come to Hollywood to look for chicks. I don't know what he expected at my house. I answered the door and he was there with a bodyguard.

    • (after judge Rand Rubin terminated dismissed her probation on drug and assault charges)
      Courtney: I just want to put all this stuff behind me. It's so last year.

    • (on the Buddhism religion)
      Courtney: This is my third attack at Buddhism. The first time I went for it, it got me off Hollywood Boulevard and got my band Hole to where it got ... Then I quit. I started chanting again and I ended up with this fantastic movie and a fantastic boyfriend. Then I quit.

    • Courtney Love: Drugs have nothing to do with the creation of music. In fact, they are dumb and self indulgent. Kind of like sucking your thumb.

    • Courtney Love: I want every girl in the world to pick up a guitar and start screaming.

    • Courtney Love: I don't need plastic in my body to validate me as a woman.

    • Courtney Love: I'm not going to hurt anybody other than that **** who keeps writing songs about me.

    • Courtney: I would be have been happier if I married Edward [Norton]. I'll regret that to my dying day.

    • Courtney Love (after Kurt's suicide attempt): He's not going to get away from me that easily. I'll follow him through hell.

    • Courtney: I'm not psychic, but my lyric's are.

    • (Courney talk's about her early relationship with Kurt Cobain)
      Courtney: He didn't really give me any incentive to sort of think he liked me. And yet he would, like, call me at six in the morning and be drunk and say like,You're really cool, you know. He would then hang up and keep calling me in the middle of the night.

    • Courtney: Just call me Yoko Love.. they all hate me.

    • Courtney Love: I don't mean to be a diva, but some days you wake up and you're Barbara Streisand.

    • Courtney: For me, cities are like boyfriends. Seattle's a guy that looks good-looking but totally stuck up, doessn't treat you right, and doessn't care if you leave. Portland's a cute guy who treats you pretty well and wants you to stay.

    • Courtney Love: Rock is all about writing your own script; it's all about pioneering.

    • Courtney Love: He was so gorgeous, Kurt. I don't know how I got lucky that way.

    • Courtney Love: I'm driven. I am. I'm driven for some reason, but I don't know where I'm going.

    • Courtney Love: You'll pay and pay and pay up your ***. I'll make you wish you had never been born.

    • Courtney Love: I'm a survivor ... at least that's what everyone tells me.

    • Courtney Love: I like there to be some testosterone in rock and it's like I'm the one in the dress who has to provide it.

    • Courtney Love: Cocaine is like really evil coffee.

    • Courtney Love: I like to behave in an extremely normal, wholesome manner for the most part in my daily life. Even if mentally I'm consumed with sick visions of violence, terror, sex and death.

    • Courtney Love: I'm clean and sober for over a year and no one seems to care. They're like, 'Oh, her dramatic weight gain.' So, stop making fun of me.

    • Courtney Love: I used to do drugs, but don't tell anyone or it will ruin my image.

    • Courtney Love: I think you need to hit rock bottom before you make a decision... what you're going to do in the future.

    • (Courtney Love's diary extract)
      Courtney Love: For so long in my marriage and afterwards I'd been in isolation oblivious to everything, but my darkest hedonsim and darkest hours.

    • (Courtney on why she is not always the nicest sometimes)
      Courtney Love: I found my inner b**** and ran with her.

    • Courtney Love: I am just the classic person who wants to learn stuff. I want good tutors and with Kurt I had the best.

    • Courtney Love: I like all the angels around because they protect me and my daughter. I mean, her dad's an angel.

    • Courtney Love: If you want to ask about my drug problem, go ask my big, fat, smart, ten pound daughter - she'll answer any questions you have about it.

    • (Courtney on Kurt's death)
      Courtney Love: He had to go be an angel...

    • (Courtney on not having a problem with her body image)
      Courtney: So I gained a little weight, big deal. I'm clean and sober.

    • Courtney Love: An acquaintance of my husband with a long criminal record and a record of mental illness walked into a pawnshop. It took him about five minutes to purchase a shotgun. He handed it to Kurt on April 6 and on April 7 he was found dead. That's how easy it is.

    • Courtney Love: She's like this perfection, this utter purity that's uncorrupted by anything and if somebody were to **** with my child, I would not hesitate to kill them.

    • Courtney Love: I am God and my lawyers are my twelve disciples ... do not **** with me.

    • Courtney: Only dumb people are happy.

    • Courtney: I might lie a lot, but never in my lyrics.

    • Courtney: I'm not a woman. I'm a force of nature!

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Crazy but Love her.

    8.5
    I know how werid she is but I do like her and she is not a bad actress.
  • the best female "grudge rock" star EVER!!!

    10
    Courtney Love is like the queen of grudge rock! she's probably like the only female rockstar who can scream, yell, and shout in her songs! and i think it's cool! it's also pretty inspiring too. it shows that not only guys can't do screamo or grugde rock, but girls can too aswell! lol but i guess the only reason she formed Hole was beause of Kurt's death and that's what probably inspired her. but my favourite songs are "doll parts" and "miss world". idk if she's ugly or not, and i hate it when people says she sucks... it's what's on the inside and that's true!moreless
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