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Courtney Love is a Actor and Co-Producer American born on 9 july 1964 at San Francisco (USA)

Courtney Love

Courtney Love
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Birth name Courtney Michelle Harrison
Nationality USA
Birth 9 july 1964 at San Francisco (USA)
Death 20 june 2022 (at 57 years)

Courtney Michelle Love (born Courtney Michelle Harrison, July 9, 1964) is an American alternative rock singer, songwriter, musician, actress, and visual artist. Prolific in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s as the frontwoman of Hole, Love became a fixture in alternative music, drawing public attention for her uninhibited stage presence and confrontational lyrics, as well as her highly publicized personal life following her marriage to Kurt Cobain.
The daughter of psychotherapist Linda Carroll and publisher Hank Harrison, Love mainly grew up in Portland, Oregon, where she was in a series of short-lived bands before landing roles in films by British cult director Alex Cox. After forming Hole in 1989, Love received substantial attention from underground rock press for the group's debut album, produced by Kim Gordon, while their second release, Live Through This (1994), lent her a more high-profile renown, receiving critical accolades and going multi-platinum. In 1995, she returned to acting, earning a Golden Globe Nomination for her performance in Miloš Forman's The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996). Shortly after, Hole's third release, Celebrity Skin (1998), earned Love recognition as a mainstream musician, and was nominated for multiple Grammy Awards.

Love continued to work as an actress, appearing in big-budget pictures such as Man on the Moon (1999) and Trapped (2002), and released her first solo album, America's Sweetheart, in 2004. In 2010, she released Nobody's Daughter under the Hole moniker with a reformed band. Love debuted a new solo single in early 2014, and also saw a return to acting after appearing on multiple TV series, including Empire. She was also cast in James Franco's The Long Home (2016). In 2015, Love toured with Lana Del Rey as an opening act for Del Rey's Endless Summer Tour.

In addition to music and film, Love has had ventures in modeling and visual art, and has advocated for victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence, AIDS research, and LGBT rights. She has one daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, from her marriage to Kurt Cobain.


Love has practiced several religions, including Catholicism, Episcopalianism and New Age religions, but has said that Buddhism is the "most transcendent" path for her. She has studied and practiced both Tibetan and Nichiren Buddhism since 1989, and is a member of Soka Gakkai, an international lay Buddhist organization. Love is a Democrat. In 2000, she gave a speech at the Million Mom March to advocate stricter gun control laws in the United States, calling the country's gun laws "nihilistic and barbaric," and urging stringent registration of guns, licensing of gun owners, and thorough evaluation of legal and mental health records. Love has also consistently advocated for LGBT rights. Love identifies as a feminist.

Health issues
Love has struggled with substance abuse problems for a great deal of her life. She took numerous opiates in her early adult years, and tried cocaine at age 19. She became addicted to heroin in the early 1990s, and was infamously thrust into the media spotlight in 1992 when Vanity Fair published an article by journalist Lynn Hirschberg which stated that Love was addicted to heroin during her pregnancy; this resulted in the custody of Love and Cobain's newborn daughter, Frances, being temporarily withdrawn in a Los Angeles County court and placed with Love's sister. Love claimed she was misquoted in the piece, and asserted that she had immediately quit using the drug during her first trimester after she discovered she was pregnant. Love quit using heroin in 1996 at the insistence of director Miloš Forman when she landed a leading role in The People vs. Larry Flynt. Love was ordered to take multiple urine tests under the supervision of Columbia Pictures while filming the movie, and passed all of them. On July 9, 2004, Love's 40th birthday, she attempted to commit suicide at her Manhattan apartment, and was taken to Bellevue Hospital, allegedly incoherent, and put on a 72-hour watch. According to police, she was believed to be a potential "danger to herself", but was deemed mentally sound and released to a rehab facility two days later. In 2005 and 2006, after making several public appearances clearly intoxicated (namely on the Late Show with David Letterman and the Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson) and suffering drug-related arrests and probation violations, Love was sentenced to six months in lock down rehab due to struggles with prescription drugs and cocaine. She has stated she has been sober since 2007, and in May 2011, confirmed her sobriety.

Love has publicly acknowledged her estrangement from her parents, Linda Carroll and Hank Harrison, as well as her maternal grandmother, Paula Fox, who gave up Love's mother Linda for adoption after having her out of wedlock. According to Love, she has not been in contact with her father since age fifteen, and has "never forgiven" her mother over the way she was raised; she has, however, maintained relationships with her half-siblings.

She was briefly married to James Moreland (vocalist of The Leaving Trains) in 1989 for several months, but has said that Moreland was a transvestite and that their marriage was "a joke", ending in an annulment filed by Love. After forming Hole in 1989, Love and bandmate Eric Erlandson had a romantic relationship for over a year, and she also briefly dated Billy Corgan in 1991, with whom she has maintained a volatile friendship over the years.

Her most documented romantic relationship was with Kurt Cobain. It is uncertain when they first met; according to Love, she first met Cobain at a Dharma Bums show in Portland where she was doing a spoken word performance. According to Michael Azerrad, the two met at the Satyricon nightclub in Portland in 1989, though Cobain biographer Charles Cross stated the date was actually February 12, 1990, and that Cobain playfully wrestled Love to the floor after she commented to him in passing that he looked like Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum. Love's bandmate Eric Erlandson stated that both he and Love were formally introduced to Cobain in a parking lot after a Butthole Surfers concert at the Hollywood Palladium in 1991. The two later became reacquainted through Jennifer Finch, one of Love's longtime friends and former bandmates. Love and Cobain officially began dating in the fall of 1991 during Hole's Pretty on the Inside tours, and were married on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, on February 24, 1992. Love wore a satin and lace dress once owned by actress Frances Farmer, and Cobain wore green pajamas. Six months later, on August 18, the couple's only child, a daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, was born. In April 1994, Cobain committed suicide in their Seattle home while Love was in rehab in Los Angeles. During their marriage, and after Cobain's death, Love became something of a hate-figure among some of Cobain's fans. After his cremation, Love divided portions of Cobain's ashes, some of which she kept in a teddy bear and in an urn. Another portion of his ashes was taken by Love to the Namgyal Buddhist Monastery in Ithaca, New York in 1994, where they were ceremonially blessed by Buddhist monks and mixed into clay which was made into memorial sculptures.

Between 1996 and 1999, Love dated her The People vs. Larry Flynt co-star Edward Norton, and was also linked to comedian Steve Coogan in the early 2000s.

Usually with

Alex Cox
Alex Cox
(2 films)
Brett Morgen
Brett Morgen
(1 films)
Joan Jett
Joan Jett
(2 films)
Dick Rude
Dick Rude
(2 films)
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Filmography of Courtney Love (23 films)

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The Long Home, 1h36
Directed by James Franco
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Josh Hutcherson, Tim Blake Nelson, Courtney Love, Timothy Hutton, Giancarlo Esposito, James Franco
Roles Pearl
Rating49% 2.4942852.4942852.4942852.4942852.494285
Set in rural 1940s Tennessee, a young man, Nathan Winer (Hutcherson), lands a job building a "honky-tonk" bar for a charismatic, scheming bootlegger, unaware that the man had murdered his father ten years earlier.
J.T. LeRoy
J.T. LeRoy (2019)
, 1h45
Directed by Justin Kelly
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Films about writers
Actors Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Diane Kruger, Jim Sturgess, Courtney Love, Guy Maddin
Roles Sasha
Rating55% 2.750532.750532.750532.750532.75053
Dans les années 1990, Laura Albert, une femme écrivain, se fait passer pour un transgenre nommé JT LeRoy (Jeremiah « Terminator » LeRoy). En public, JT LeRoy est « joué » par son amie Savannah Knoop jusque dans les années 2000, pour duper le monde des célébrités, de la mode et des lettres. Mais le canular sera démasqué par le New York Times.
Cobain: Montage of Heck, 2h12
Directed by Brett Morgen
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Historical, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Dave Grohl, Courtney Love
Roles Self
Rating75% 3.7516153.7516153.7516153.7516153.751615
After Don Cobain marries Wendy O'Conner, she gets pregnant and gives birth to their son Kurt Cobain. He is a hyperactive kid and at the age of three, his sister Kim is born. At the age of nine his parents divorce and he goes to stay with his dad. Don tells Kurt that he wouldn't get married again, but breaks his promise when he meets Jenny Westeby who already has two kids. They get married and have another kid Chad. Kurt tortures his siblings and Jenny has Don kick him out. Kurt goes to stay with his mom and his sister. He starts hanging out with a few kids he hates but hangs out with them so he can smoke marijuana. They go over to a girls house where they distract her and one of them grabs alcohol from the basement. They get away with this for only a month, and during that month Kurt gets suicidal. He decides that before he kills himself he wants to have sex first. He goes over to the girls house and when they are about to have sex, he leaves after being grossed out by how her vagina smelled. After a conversation with Buzz Osborne, he starts listening to punk rock. Two weeks before school gets out, he drops out due to lack of credits. He decides to make a band and meets Krist Novoselic. They form their band with Chad Channing on drums. After going through many names, they call the band Nirvana.
The Young Blood Chronicles, 50minutes
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors 2 Chainz, Elton John, Courtney Love
Roles The Head Bitch In Charge
Rating84% 4.2194254.2194254.2194254.2194254.219425
The plot is based on the uncut long-form edit of the movie. The original was split into 11 separate music videos, each released individually, beginning with The Phoenix and ending with Save Rock and Roll.
Hit So Hard, 1h43
Directed by P. David Ebersole
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Courtney Love, Melissa Auf der Maur, Sarah Vowell, Jenny Shimizu
Roles Self
Rating67% 3.3799653.3799653.3799653.3799653.379965
The film begins with discussion amidst Hole's 1994 and 1995 world tour, then works backwards to Schemel's childhood growing up in Marysville, Washington, and details her coming out to her family as a lesbian, as well as her immersion in Seattle's music scenes, where she would eventually cross paths with Kurt Cobain. Through contemporary interviews with Schemel's bandmates Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson, and Melissa Auf der Maur, her beginnings in Hole are detailed, including her audition with Love and Erlandson in Los Angeles amidst the Rodney King riots, as well as her time living with Love and husband Kurt Cobain, and the songwriting process between Love, Schemel, and Erlandson. Additional commentary from fellow female drummers, musicians, peers, and friends of Schemel's are provided throughout. After the death of Hole's bassist Kristen Pfaff in 1994 (only two months after the suicide of Kurt Cobain), the band embarked on a world tour with Auf der Maur as Pfaff's replacement, and Schemel, along with Love, began heavily using heroin. Schemel's drug use leads to a breakup with her girlfriend, who acted as Love's personal assistant on the tour, and Schemel reflects on her time in a rehabilitation facility she checked into with Love after the conclusion of the tour in 1995.
Bob and the Monster, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about health care, Musical films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Michael Peter Balzary, Courtney Love, Brett Gurewitz, Zander Schloss
Roles Herself
Rating73% 3.671083.671083.671083.671083.67108
This documentary film follows outspoken indie-rock hero Bob Forrest, through his life-threatening struggle with addiction, to his transformation into one of the most influential and controversial drug counselors in the US today. Bob and the Monster crafts contemporary footage, animation and compelling interviews with archival performances and personal videos from Bob's past to reveal the complex layers of this troubled, but hopeful soul. Testimony from his peers, including John Frusciante, Flea, Anthony Kiedis, Steven Adler and Courtney Love add texture, but it's the depth of Bob's music, interwoven throughout the film, that illuminates this unforgettable and inspirational story.
Trapped (2002)
, 1h46
Directed by Luis Mandoki
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Fanning, Pruitt Taylor Vince
Roles Cheryl Hickey
Rating61% 3.0513.0513.0513.0513.051
Joe Hickey (Kevin Bacon) is a man who is apparently in the business of kidnapping rich people's children for ransom with his wife Cheryl (Courtney Love) and cousin Marvin as his accomplices. Will Jennings (Stuart Townsend), the father/husband in a typical happy family, is a research physician who has just had his big career break by patenting a new anesthetic drug. The mother/wife, Karen Jennings (Charlize Theron), is a stay-at-home mother who was previously a nurse.
Julie Johnson, 1h33
Directed by Bob Gosse
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Lili Taylor, Courtney Love, Spalding Gray, Noah Emmerich, Mischa Barton, Welker White
Roles Claire
Rating61% 3.096373.096373.096373.096373.09637
Julie Johnson is a bored New Jersey housewife who is unhappy with her life and decides to take a computer class at a local college. When her husband finds out and is unsupportive and verbally abusive, she decides that enough is enough and the couple separate. Inspired, her friend Claire leaves her husband, and, having nowhere to go, moves in with Julie and her son and daughter. Living together, Julie and Claire develop a relationship that is more than just a friendship. Problems arise when Julie, immersed in studies, makes new, scholarly, cultured friends and Claire doesn't mesh well with them.
Last Party 2000, 2h17
Directed by Donovan Leitch
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about politics, Political films
Actors Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore, Bill Maher, Rosie O'Donnell
Rating64% 3.243423.243423.243423.243423.24342
This documentary follows Philip Seymour Hoffman as a concerned citizen on an uncensored journey of the state of American democracy. The film examines how the American political process addresses, and often fails to address, the country's most pressing issues. The film answers the question, is there a difference between Republicans and Democrats?
Beat (2000)
, 1h33
Directed by Gary Walkow
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Courtney Love, Kiefer Sutherland, Ron Livingston, Norman Reedus, Lisa Sheridan, Kyle Secor
Roles Joan Vollmer Burroughs
Rating54% 2.7015252.7015252.7015252.7015252.701525
The film opens with Vollmer balancing a water tumbler on her head as Burroughs, her husband, aims a gun at her as she entices him to shoot her. The film then cuts to Joan and Burroughs in the months prior in Mexico City, as Burroughs is leaving on a trip to Guatemala to meet his male lover, Lee. Joan, despondent to William's affair and his disinterest in her, is left to take care of their two children while he goes on his vacation.
200 Cigarettes, 1h41
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Nouvel an
Actors Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Díaz, Caleb Carr, Angela Featherstone
Roles Lucy
Rating59% 2.950162.950162.950162.950162.95016
The film follows various plot arcs all occurring on New Year's Eve of 1981. Monica (Plimpton) is throwing a big New Year's bash and is desperately afraid no one will attend. Early on the only person to have arrived is her friend Hillary (Catherine Kellner). As she tries to convince Hillary to stay, we learn about various other groupings of individuals who are all on their way.
Man on the Moon, 1h58
Directed by Miloš Forman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about films
Actors Jim Carrey, Patton Oswalt, Danny DeVito, Courtney Love, Bob Zmuda, Paul Giamatti
Roles Lynne Margulies
Rating73% 3.6992953.6992953.6992953.6992953.699295
Andy Kaufman's (Jim Carrey) "foreign man" character appears in black and white, declaring that (due to massive editing), this is actually the end of the film, not the beginning. He plays a phonograph record alongside the credits before walking somberly off. Kaufman then comes back, and, in his normal voice, claiming he "had to get rid of the people who don't understand me, and don't want to try," he proceeds to show the story of his life on a film projector, starting with his childhood home in Great Neck, New York, circa 1957.
Kurt & Courtney, 1h35
Directed by Nick Broomfield
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about law, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Nick Broomfield, Courtney Love, Vincent Schiavelli
Roles Herself
Rating60% 3.0492253.0492253.0492253.0492253.049225
The film begins with a recap of Cobain's death and the media coverage which followed. Broomfield then interviews Cobain's aunt Mari who helped his love for music when he was a child. This interview is followed up with several from friends and schoolteachers who knew Cobain when he was growing up before moving onto Cobain's relationship with Courtney Love.