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The daughter of Grateful Dead devotee and first manager Hank Harrison and psychotherapist Linda Caroll, Courtney Love was born Courtney Michelle Harrison in San Francisco, California in 1964. Love spent her early years living in hippie communes in Oregon and at schools in Europe and New Zealand, under the care of her mother and other family members. By age 16, Love became legally emancipated and traveled throughout Europe, living off of a small trust fund left behind by her grandmother. Love eventually returned to Portland, Oregon, still pursuing music, and then moved around to various locations in the United States before making her break into the industry. As a musician, she played in early incarnations of Babes In Toyland and Faith No More, as well as acting in bit parts for some Alex Cox films. In 1989, she started her own band, Hole, and in 1992 married Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain, giving birth to their daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, that same year. After Cobain's suicide in 1994, and the release of Hole's second album "Live Through This", Love continued to thrill her fans and enrage her detractors with her on- and off-stage antics. By 1998, Hole had released their third studio album, "Celebrity Skin", and Love had attracted cinematic notoriety for her performance in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), which not only garnered her a Golden Globe nomination, but recognition as a serious performer. Early into the millennium, Hole broke up, and Love took some supporting roles in films such as Trapped (2002), but her rocky past and propensity toward drug addiction eventually caught up with her, sending her through a whirlwind of numerous health and legal issues. After unsuccessful stints in and out of drug rehabilitation centers, Love was ordered by the L.A. county court to three months in lock down rehab, which came to an end in 2006. Love soon after released a scrapbook-like diary recounting her life, titled "Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love", and continued writing music, testifying her sobriety to the press and public. In 2009, after losing custody of daughter Frances Bean Cobain for unrelated reasons, Love re-formed Hole with an entirely new lineup, and soon after released the band's first album in ten years, titled "Nobody's Daughter".  See full bio on IMDb »

Courtney Love Taking High Road On Harvey Weinstein 'I Told You So' Jokes

Courtney Love
I'll Take a Pass On Weinstein 'I Told You So' Jokes

Courtney Love is taking the high road when it comes to gloating about Harvey Weinstein -- and best of all for her ... she's doing it with a couple of hot young dudes. We got Courtney… READ MORE >

Courtney Love Warned Actresses in 2005 to Stay Clear of Harvey Weinstein (UPDATE)

Courtney Love
Warned Actresses in 2005 Stay Clear of Weinstein

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- 135 days ago
Courtney Love Allegedly Dodging Deposition in Daughter's Battle for Kurt Cobain's Guitar

Courtney Love
Dodging Depo Over Kurt's Guitar ... Claims Daughter's Ex

Courtney Love's dodging making a decision on who gets Kurt Cobain's famous guitar -- their daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, or her estranged husband ... according to new legal docs. Isaiah… READ MORE >

- 203 days ago
Sean Penn Draws Big Stars at Haiti Fundraiser On Golden Globe Weekend (VIDEO)

Sean Penn
Draws Big Stars for Haiti During Golden Globes Weekend

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- 414 days ago
Courtney Love Sings Amy Winehouse During Karaoke (VIDEO)

Courtney Love
I Can Do Amy Winehouse Songs ... Sort Of

If Courtney Love doing karaoke sounds like a party to you -- you're right ... especially when she opts to belt out Amy Winehouse's version of "Valerie." Courtney was at the Bay Club… READ MORE >

- 444 days ago
Dave Chappelle & Courtney Love -- New Besties Do Miami (PHOTOS)

Dave Chappelle & Courtney Love
New Besties Do Miami

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- 448 days ago
Frances Bean Cobain -- It's War ... Ex Wants Kurt's 'Unplugged' Guitar (VIDEO + PHOTO)

Frances Bean Cobain
It's War ... Ex Wants Kurt's 'Unplugged' Guitar

The multi-million dollar guitar famously owned by Kurt Cobain -- the last one he played before killing himself -- is at the center of Frances Bean Cobain's nasty divorce. Frances' estranged… READ MORE >

- 600 days ago
Courtney Love -- Divorce & Moving Out Was Best Option for Frances Bean (VIDEO)

Courtney Love
Divorce & Moving Out Best Options for Frances Bean

Courtney Love has no worries about the police drama around her daughter's divorce, and insists it was the right decision for her to leave. TMZ broke the story ... LAPD officers were standing by… READ MORE >

- 609 days ago
Christina Aguilera & Jessica Simpson -- Party Like It's 1999!! (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Christina Aguilera & Jessica Simpson
Party Like It's 1999!!

Former rival pop stars Jessica Simpson and Christina Aguilera had a chance to reignite their battle during an epic party ... but only one of 'em made it to the stage.  The… READ MORE >

- 782 days ago
Courtney Love -- Attacked, Held Hostage by French Mob (VIDEO + PHOTO)

Courtney Love
Attacked, Held Hostage By French Mob

Courtney Love fled for her life Thursday after her Uber came under attack by an angry mob in Paris. Love says the crowd held Uber drivers and passengers -- herself included -- hostage, and… READ MORE >

- 977 days ago
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