Courtney Love

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Courtney Michelle Love (born Courtney Michelle Harrison; July 9, 1964) is an American singer, songwriter and actress.wikipedia
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Hole (band)

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She rose to prominence as the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Hole, which she formed in 1989.
It was founded by singer and guitarist Courtney Love and guitarist Eric Erlandson.

Kurt Cobain

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Love has drawn public attention for her uninhibited live performances and confrontational lyrics, as well as her highly publicized personal life following her marriage to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
He also struggled with the personal and professional pressures of fame, and his marriage to musician Courtney Love.

Live Through This

Hole's second release, Live Through This (1994), was met with critical accolades and multi-platinum sales.
It was released by DGC Records on April 12, 1994, one week after frontwoman Courtney Love's husband, Kurt Cobain, died by suicide in their home.

Pretty on the Inside

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She formed Hole in Los Angeles, receiving attention from underground rock press for the group's 1991 debut album, produced by Kim Gordon.
Produced by Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, and Gumball frontman Don Fleming, the album was Hole's first major label release after the band's formation in 1989 by vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist Courtney Love and lead guitarist Eric Erlandson.

Nirvana (band)

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Love has drawn public attention for her uninhibited live performances and confrontational lyrics, as well as her highly publicized personal life following her marriage to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
Many various posthumous releases have been issued, overseen by Novoselic, Grohl, and Cobain's widow Courtney Love.

The People vs. Larry Flynt

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In 1995, Love returned to acting, earning a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance as Althea Leasure in Miloš Forman's The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), which established her as a mainstream actress.
The People vs. Larry Flynt is a 1996 American biographical drama film directed by Miloš Forman and starring Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, and Edward Norton.

America's Sweetheart (album)

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Love continued to work as an actress into the early 2000s, appearing in big-budget pictures such as Man on the Moon (1999) and Trapped (2002), before releasing her first solo album, America's Sweetheart, in 2004.
America's Sweetheart is the debut studio album by American alternative rock musician Courtney Love, released worldwide on February 10, 2004 by Virgin Records.

Nobody's Daughter

That project became Nobody's Daughter, released in 2010 as a Hole album but without the former Hole lineup.
The album was originally conceived by Hole frontwoman Courtney Love as a solo project titled How Dirty Girls Get Clean, following her poorly received solo debut America's Sweetheart (2004).

Man on the Moon (film)

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Love continued to work as an actress into the early 2000s, appearing in big-budget pictures such as Man on the Moon (1999) and Trapped (2002), before releasing her first solo album, America's Sweetheart, in 2004.
The film was directed by Miloš Forman and also features Danny DeVito, Courtney Love, and Paul Giamatti.

Sid and Nancy

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After briefly being in a juvenile hall, she spent a year living in Dublin and Liverpool before returning to the United States and was cast in the Alex Cox films Sid and Nancy (1986) and Straight to Hell (1987).
The film also features supporting performances from David Hayman, Xander Berkeley, and Courtney Love.

Straight to Hell (film)

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After briefly being in a juvenile hall, she spent a year living in Dublin and Liverpool before returning to the United States and was cast in the Alex Cox films Sid and Nancy (1986) and Straight to Hell (1987).
Straight to Hell is a 1987 independent action-comedy film directed by Alex Cox and starring Sy Richardson, Joe Strummer (frontman of The Clash), Dick Rude, and Courtney Love.

Princess Ai

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Love has also been active as a writer; she co-created and co-wrote three volumes of a manga, Princess Ai, between 2004 and 2006, and wrote a memoir, Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love (2006).
Princess Ai (プリンセス·アイ物語, Purinsesu Ai Monogatari; English: The Story of Princess Ai) is a manga series created and co-written by American musician and singer Courtney Love and Stuart Levy, with illustration by Ai Yazawa and Misaho Kujiradou.

Celebrity Skin

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The following year, Hole's third album, Celebrity Skin (1998), was nominated for three Grammy Awards.
Frontwoman Courtney Love, who wrote all of the lyrics, named the album and its title track after a poem she had written which was heavily influenced by T.S. Eliot's "The Wasteland".

Trapped (2002 film)

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Love continued to work as an actress into the early 2000s, appearing in big-budget pictures such as Man on the Moon (1999) and Trapped (2002), before releasing her first solo album, America's Sweetheart, in 2004.
Trapped is a 2002 American-German crime thriller film directed by Luis Mandoki and starring Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Fanning and Pruitt Taylor Vince.

Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love

Love has also been active as a writer; she co-created and co-wrote three volumes of a manga, Princess Ai, between 2004 and 2006, and wrote a memoir, Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love (2006).
Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love is a memoir by rock musician and actress Courtney Love.

Faith No More

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In 1982, Love attended a Faith No More concert in San Francisco and convinced the members to let her join as a singer.
The band played with several vocalists and guitarists, including a brief stint with Courtney Love, until they settled on vocalist Chuck Mosley in 1983 and later, guitarist Jim Martin.

Mary's Club

She supported herself by working illegally as a topless dancer at Mary's Club in downtown Portland adopting the last name "Love" to conceal her identity; she later adopted "Love" as her surname.
Former strippers include Courtney Love and Christine Jorgensen, although the club is known for its longtime dancers who are loyal to the family business.

Pagan Babies (band)

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Love began several music projects in the 1980s, first forming Sugar Babylon (later Sugar Babydoll) in Portland with her friends Ursula Wehr and Robin Barbur. She later formed the Pagan Babies with friend Kat Bjelland, whom she met at the Satyricon club in Portland in 1984.
Pagan Babies were a short-lived American rock band formed by Kat Bjelland and Courtney Love in 1985.

Alex Cox

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After briefly being in a juvenile hall, she spent a year living in Dublin and Liverpool before returning to the United States and was cast in the Alex Cox films Sid and Nancy (1986) and Straight to Hell (1987).
Collaborating with Dick Rude (who also co-starred beside Strummer, Sy Richardson and Courtney Love), he imagined the film as a spoof of the Spaghetti Western genre, filmed in Almería, Spain, where many classic Italian westerns were shot.

Kat Bjelland

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She later formed the Pagan Babies with friend Kat Bjelland, whom she met at the Satyricon club in Portland in 1984.
There, she became friends with Courtney Love, and formed the band Pagan Babies.

Jennifer Finch

Love asked Bjelland to start a band with her as a guitarist, and the two moved to San Francisco in June 1985, where they recruited bassist Jennifer Finch and drummer Janis Tanaka.
The band featured Courtney Love, future founder of Hole, and future Babes in Toyland founder Kat Bjelland.

Grunge

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A figure in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s, Love's career has spanned four decades.
Dazed magazine called Courtney Love one of "ten women who defined the 1990s" from a style perspective: the "... image of Courtney Love's too-short baby doll dress, tattered fur coat and shock of platinum hair", a look dubbed "kinderwhore", "... topped with a tiara, of course – is seared on the memory of anyone who lived through the decade."

Paula Fox

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Her mother, who was adopted at birth and raised by a prominent Italian-Catholic family in San Francisco, was later revealed to be the biological daughter of novelist Paula Fox; Love's maternal great-grandmother was screenwriter Elsie Fox.
This daughter, Linda Carroll, became an author and psychotherapist and gave birth to musician Courtney Love.

Babes in Toyland (band)

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After Pagan Babies, Love moved to Minneapolis, where Bjelland had formed the group Babes in Toyland, and briefly worked as a concert promoter before returning to California.
Following the departures of Holetz and Russell, it was believed that the band briefly recruited Bjelland's friend and former bandmate, Courtney Love, on bass, as Love claimed to have been "kicked out" of the band.

Empire (2015 TV series)

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Between 2014 and 2015, Love released two solo singles and returned to acting in the network series Sons of Anarchy and Empire.
Courtney Love was added to the cast on October 23, 2014.