Courtney Love life and biography

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Courtney Love biography

Date of birth : 1964-07-09
Date of death : -
Birthplace : San Francisco, California, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-16
Credited as : Alternative rock singer-songwriter, Hole band, actress

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Courtney Love is an American singer-songwriter, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and actress, perhaps best known as frontwoman and co-founder of alternative rock band Hole. She also received massive media attention over her marriage to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, before and after his suicide in 1994.

After a tumultuous upbringing and early adult life, Love formed Hole with guitarist Eric Erlandson in 1989, and released several successful albums in the 1990s, debuting with Pretty on the Inside (1991), an underground noise rock hit which was especially popular in the United Kingdom. The band followed with two massively acclaimed albums, Live Through This (1994) and Celebrity Skin (1998). Love also starred in several films throughout the '90s, most notably The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination.

Hole officially disbanded in 2002, and Love became a media spectacle in the latter part of the decade due to a series of legal troubles and battles with drug addiction, largely amidst the release of her first solo album. In 2007, Love cleaned up her image and announced her sobriety after a lengthy court-ordered rehab, and began working on a fifth album. In 2009, Love reformed Hole with new members, and released the group's fourth album, Nobody's Daughter (2010), which received generally positive reviews.

Love has also attracted significant media attention over the years for her wild stage performances and subversive feminism. Though a controversial figure, Love has, in recent years, been taken note of for her contributions to rock music, particularly as a female performer, and is often considered a gay icon. Rolling Stone once called Love "the most controversial woman in rock history." In 2011, Love was elected a Non-Executive Officer For Rock 'N' Roll by the Oxford University Conservative Association.

Hole - discography:
Pretty on the Inside (1991)
Live Through This (1994)
Celebrity Skin (1998)
Nobody's Daughter (2010)

Solo - discography:
America's Sweetheart (2004)


2001 : Julie Johnson
2002 : Trapped Cheryl
2005 : Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula

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