San Francisco, California, USA
Claim to Fame
Hole, former wife of Kurt Cobain.
Alternative Pop/ Rock, Post-Grunge, Alternative/ Indie Rock
Stylish, Rowdy, Brooding, Cathartic, Sophisticated, Theatrical, Aggressive, Organic, Brash, Playful, Passionate, Energetic, Hostile, Literate, Visceral, Rousing, Fiery, Intense, Snide, Sleazy, Summery
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Courtney Michelle Love (born Courtney Michelle Harrison; July 9, 1964) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. A figure in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s, Love's career has spanned four decades. She rose to prominence as the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Hole, which she formed in 1989. 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.
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 Life and career
 Family background
Love’s mother Linda Carroll was adopted by an Italian-American couple at birth, retaining no contact with her birth father or her birth mother, who she discovered was the children’s writer Paula Fox. Carroll`s autobiography Her Mother’s Daughter, in 2006, told of her relationship with both adoptive mother and elder daughter.
Conflicting news began to appear in August 2003 regarding Love’s family tree, some remarking that Love’s mother had taken DNA tests that proved that Carroll’s father was Marlon Brando. The reports implied this disclosure would appear in Carroll’s memoir. Later that month, Carroll’s publisher, Doubleday, told the New York Daily News, “There was nothing in Linda Carroll’s book proposal about Marlon Brando, nor will there be anything in the book about him. I’ve spoken to her and she has told me that there is no truth to the suggestion that she is related to Marlon Brando.”
 Early life
Courtney Michelle Harrison was born in San Francisco, California, the daughter of Linda Carroll, a therapist, and Hank Harrison, a publisher. Her ancestry includes Irish, Jewish, and Cuban parentage. Love’s family broke up soon after her birth. During a child custody case following her parents’ divorce, her mother and one of her friends presented letters implying her father had given the child, then three, LSD. Harrison denies this allegation and has passed polygraph tests; however, these allegations led to full custody being awarded to Love’s mother.
Love spent a troubled childhood with her mother, who married and divorced three times, and settled in hippie communes in Oregon. Before arriving in New Zealand, Love had been left in the United States with Shirley, a friend of her mother`s, a therapist, while her mother, the new husband and her half-sisters settled in New Zealand without her. Shortly after reuniting with her family in New Zealand, Love was sent to the boarding school in Nelson.
While in boarding school, Love wrote poetry, joined a Bay City Rollers fan club, and, at 12, applied to join the Mickey Mouse Club; she was rejected after reading a poem by Sylvia Plath at the audition. On the Howard Stern Show Love claimed that when she was "12 and a half" she gave rockstar Ted Nugent oral sex backstage at one of his shows.
At 16, Love traveled around the U.S., England and the Republic of Ireland, living on a trust fund established for her by her mother’s adoptive parents. In England, she moved into the Toxteth, Liverpool, home of musician Julian Cope, of The Teardrop Explodes, and became a regular at rock shows. In his autobiography Head-On, Cope refers to her as “the adolescent”.
Eventually, she went to Portland, Oregon, still pursuing music. She worked as a stripper.
 Early musical career
Love began her music career with a brief stint as lead singer of Faith No More. Keyboardist Roddy Bottum described the band as “democratic”, saying that Love’s dominating personality did not fit in. The two have remained friends, working together in 2005 on a track for the film Adam & Steve.
At 22, Love moved to Portland, then to Los Angeles in 1987 with musician Kat Bjelland, beginning a period in which she formed bands with Bjelland only to be ousted from each. The pair first formed a band in Los Angeles, with Jennifer Finch, called Sugar Baby Doll (alternately Sugar Babylon). Love and Bjelland began to dress alike, wearing dirty Babydoll dresses, plastic hair clips, ripped stockings and overdone, smeared makeup. An argument between the two raged over who had come up with their style, later dubbed Kinderwhore. Love claimed she took the style from Christina Amphlett of 1980s Australian rock group, Divinyls
Love and Bjelland formed a band called The Pagan Babies in San Francisco, with Deidre Schletter on drums and Janis Tanaka on bass. The band recorded a demo of four tracks, then ejected Love and renamed themselves Italian Whorenuns. Lastly, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bjelland started her longest-running band, Babes in Toyland. Love played bass but was kicked out of this group as well. Love had more success as an actress, appearing as Gretchen, a friend of Nancy Spungen in Alex Cox’s Sid Vicious biopic Sid and Nancy in 1986, and in Cox’s spaghetti-western, Straight to Hell in 1987.
In 1989, Love taught herself to play guitar and set out to form her own band. She placed an ad in Flipside, to which Eric Erlandson replied. Love and Erlandson founded Hole and are the only two constant members through the band’s history. The group made their first gig in November 1989, after three months of rehearsal, and made singles on the Long Beach, California, independent label Sympathy for the Recor
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Nelson College for Girls, New Zealand
Full Name at Birth
Courtney Michelle Harrison
Drew Barrymore (actress), Anna Nicole Smith (model), Avril Lavigne (musician), Noel Fielding (comic), Russell Brand (comic), Pamela Anderson (actress)
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actress, Model, Producer
Hank Harrison (publisher)
Linda Carroll (therapist)
Frances Bean Cobain (daughter)
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Portland State University, OR, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland , San Francisco State University, CA, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
NJOY e-cigarettes (Spokesperson) , Yves St. Laurent (Model) , Amnesty International (Model) , NOH8 (Model) , The Partnership for a Drug-Free America (Spokesperson) , The Musicians' Assistance Program (Spokesperson) 
Frank Rodriguez (step father) (garbage man), Mark (step father), Dennis Menely (step father), Tim Barraud (step father) (veterinarian)
Daniel Menely (half brother) (writer), Benjamin Barraud (half brother), Joshua Barraud (half brother), Tobias (half brother) (professor)
Jaimee Rodriguez (half sister) (lawyer), Nicole Rodriguez (half sister) (therapist)
Paula Fox (grandmother) (author), Elsie Fox (great grandmother), Paul Fox (great grandfather) (writer)
Jennifer Finch (musician), Jeff Buckley (musician)
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
TV commercial for MTV's Celebrity Skin Contest (1998), Print advertising for Versace, photographed by Bruce Weber, 1998.
Alternative rock, Noise Rock, No Wave, Power Pop
Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
Sympathy for the Record Industry, Sub Pop, Caroline, DGC, Virgin, Mercury, Kobalt
Hole, Faith No More, Sugar Babydoll, Pagan Babies, Italian Whorenuns, Bastard
Grunge, Punk Rock
Emilie Autumn, Lana Del Rey
Fall Out Boy
Democratic Party (USA)