Courtney Love (US rock vocalist, widow to Kurt Cobain)
Legal name: Love Michelle Harrison
Courtney Michelle Love (born Courtney Michelle Harrison, July 9, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actress, and visual artist who rose to prominence within the punk and alternative rock scenes of the 1990s as frontwoman of the band Hole, which she formed in 1989. Love's subsequent 1992 marriage to Kurt Cobain and battles with drug addiction generated her a maelstrom of media attention, and her uninhibited stage presence, confrontational lyrics, and public outspokenness led to her reputation as an enfant terrible of alternative music throughout the 1990s.
The daughter of psychotherapist Linda Carroll and publisher Hank Harrison, Love spent her early life in Oregon and California where she was in a series of short-lived bands, and had a brief stint as a singer in Faith No More in 1982 before landing roles in cult films by director Alex Cox. Love received international attention for Hole's 1991 debut album, which was followed by widespread critical and commercial success with their second release, Live Through This (1994). Love returned to acting in 1995, receiving critical recognition for her performance in Miloš Forman's The People vs. Larry Flynt, which earned her a Golden Globe Nomination. Following this, Hole's third release, Celebrity Skin (1998), was nominated for three Grammy awards before the band went dormant in 2000. Love continued to occasionally act in films before releasing a solo album, America's Sweetheart (2004).
Love re-formed Hole in 2009 with new members, and released the album Nobody's Daughter (2010) before abandoning the name and returning to a solo career. In May 2014, Love released a new solo single, titled "You Know My Name", and on July 8, 2014, it was confirmed that Love would be joining the cast of the FX series Sons of Anarchy for the seventh and final season in a recurring role.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license