Courtney Love

Courtney Love

Rock Singer

Courtney Michelle Love is an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, and actress. A figure in the alternative and grunge scenes of the 1990s, her career has spanned four decades. She rose to prominence as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock band Hole, which she formed in 1989.

Full Name
Courtney Michelle Love
Jul 9, 1964
5' 8.5"
Net Worth


Courtney Love was born on July 9, 1964, in San Francisco, California. Her zodiac sign is Cancer, and her ethnicity is Caucasian. She is the daughter of Linda Carroll and Hank Harrison, an author and publisher who was a key member of the San Francisco music scene in the 1960s. Love has three half-siblings; two from her mother's previous marriage and one from her father's previous relationship.

Love began playing guitar when she was fourteen years old, learning classical pieces by composers such as Bach and Beethoven. At the age of sixteen, she dropped out of school to pursue a career in music. In the early 1980s, Love moved to Minneapolis where she sang with various bands before forming her own band called Sugar Babydoll in 1985. She then moved to Los Angeles where she formed Hole in 1989 with Eric Erlandson on guitar, Jill Emery on bass, and Caroline Rue on drums. The band released their debut album "Pretty On The Inside" in 1991 which was acclaimed by critics for its raw energy and punk rock sound. In 1995, Hole released their second album "Live Through This" which featured singles such as "Violet" and "Miss World". The album received critical acclaim and earned them a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album.

Love also pursued a solo career releasing her debut solo album "America's Sweetheart" in 2004 which included songs such as "Mono" and "Hold On To Me". In 2012, she collaborated with Lana Del Rey for the single "You Know My Name". She has also appeared in films such as Basquiat (1996), Man on the Moon (1999), Trapped (2002) and Sons of Anarchy (2013).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1964</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Courtney Love is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On July 9, 1964, Courtney Love was born in San Francisco, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Portland, Oregon</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Love moves to Portland, Oregon and joins the band Sugar Babydoll.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1989</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms Hole with Eric Erlandson</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Love forms the alternative rock band Hole with guitarist Eric Erlandson.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Hole Releases Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hole releases its debut album Pretty On The Inside.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Kurt Cobain</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Love marries Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in Waikiki, Hawaii.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Litigation against Vivendi Universal</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Love files a lawsuit against Vivendi Universal for unpaid royalties from Hole's albums.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Hole Reunites</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">After an 11 year hiatus, Hole reunites to record new material and embark on a reunion tour.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Iconic Rock Star</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Courtney Love is a powerful and iconic rock star. She was the lead singer of the alternative rock band Hole, which had huge success in the 1990s. Her powerful voice and uncompromising lyrics have made her an inspiration for many musicians.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Fearless and Unapologetic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Courtney Love is known for being fearless and unapologetic. She speaks her mind, stands up for what she believes in, and doesn't take any crap from anyone. This makes her an admirable and inspiring figure to many people all around the world.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's Constantly Evolving</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Courtney Love continues to evolve as an artist. She has experimented with different genres of music over the years, from punk rock to folk, blues, jazz, and more. This demonstrates her willingness to grow and learn as an artist, which is something we can all admire.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Founding Member of Hole</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Courtney Love is the founding member and frontwoman of the iconic rock band Hole, which she formed in 1989.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Acted in Major Motion Pictures</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Courtney Love has appeared in several major motion pictures, including The People vs. Larry Flynt, Man on the Moon, 200 Cigarettes and Sid & Nancy.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Was Married to Kurt Cobain</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Courtney Love was married to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain from 1992 until his death in 1994.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2014, Courtney Love was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Hole. She was the first female artist to be inducted as a solo act.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Grammy Award Nominee</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Courtney Love has been nominated for a Grammy Award five times, most recently in 2015 for Best Rock Song with her single “You Know My Name.”</p></div>


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