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Appreciate her or loathe her, the opinionated, brutally straightforward, and seemingly always controversial Courtney Appreciate is among the most notable numbers in alternative rock and roll. Delivered on July 9, 1964 in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA, Appreciate grew up in Oregon. As a teenager, Appreciate began hearing brand-new influx and punk, musical designs that would impact her music group Gap. After planing a trip to countries like Ireland, Japan, and Britain, Like moved to LA, CA. In 1986, Like made an appearance as Nancy Spungen’s companion in Sid and Nancy, movie director Alex Cox’s film about Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his fan Spungen. Like was also ensemble in Cox’s Right to Hell. Neither picture brought Appreciate the stardom that she craved. Like after that relocated to Minneapolis, MN, and produced the all-female post-punk group Babes in Toyland with Kat Bjelland. Bjelland ultimately tossed her from the music group. After working being a stripper in Alaska, Like returned to LA and started Gap in 1989 with Eric Erlandson (electric guitar), Jill Emery (bass), and Caroline Rue (drums). Gap released their debut record, Pretty inside, in 1991. A season later, Like wedded Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Gossips of drug make use of between your two started surfacing within the press, along with a Vanity Press content revealed that Like was using heroin while she was pregnant making use of their little girl, Frances Bean Cobain. In Apr 1994, Kurt Cobain dedicated suicide; 8 weeks later, brand-new Gap bassist Kristen M. Pfaff passed away from a heroin overdose. Though it was documented before those personal tragedies, Hole’s second record, the ironically entitled SURVIVE This, captured the searing discomfort and violent anger of someone going through a tragic reduction. Rumours persisted that Cobain co-wrote a big part of the record, a declare that Like vehemently rejected despite claims towards the in contrast by a lot of Cobain’s closest close friends. No concrete proof was ever released to back again those promises, and she preserved a semi-professional romantic relationship with his previous bandmates by developing a partnership together known as Nirvana L.L.C. The business would control all Nirvana-related produces and make an effort to secure the interests from the three celebrations, but strife between Like and all of those other music group developed through awful press comments created by both edges. Meanwhile, Gap released Celebrity Epidermis in 1998, however the record came nowhere close to the reputation of her prior effort. Regardless of the band’s greatest promotional initiatives (which Courtney dove headfirst into, as often), sales had been discouraging plenty of for bandmembers to start out shedding off, essentially dissolving the group while her performing career was removing. In 1999, Like was nominated for any Golden Globe on her behalf performance within the movie INDIVIDUALS vs. Larry Flynt. She’d stay relatively peaceful for a couple years, making several film looks and bragging up numerous tasks with Louise Post and Kat Bjelland that by no means surfaced. However when previous Nirvana users Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl announced a 45-music Nirvana retrospective that could include two by no means released tracks, Like immediately brought these to courtroom so that they can wrestle aside the rights towards the materials. Manager/partner Paul Barber attempted to be the peacekeeper in the problem, even turning up at the studio room for the mixdown of 1 from the unreleased tunes. But Like relocated to dissolve Nirvana L.L.C. and were able to stop the discharge from the recording before matter could possibly be brought to courtroom. The box arranged was aborted as well as the three people began to buzz the upcoming courtroom hearings such as a boxing match, appealing the press out and producing sharpened barbs at each other in interviews. She announced her motives to spearhead a Nirvana “greatest-hits” record ? la the Beatles’ 1, and stated that she acquired hundreds of house tapes to undergo along with a journal that she prepared on publishing. Like also begun to speak from musicians’ privileges, suing her record firm and getting to light unfair business procedures for the sector. She began producing her interviews and speeches systems on her behalf newfound trigger, and created a significant stir on the South by Southwest Music Meeting in the springtime of 2002 when she straight announced her motives of beginning a music market revolution. Everything was forthcoming, nevertheless (beside even more eccentric promotion), was a single recording, 2004’s America’s Sweetheart, released on Virgin. The next year she started working on fresh tunes, despite fighting an alleged consuming disorder along with a stay static in rehab after violating her probation through the use of drugs. Dealing with performers including maker Linda Perry, Billy Corgan, and guitarist Micko Larkin, previously of Larrikin Like, the recording Nobody’s Daughter started to consider form over 2006 and 2007. In middle-2009, Like announced that Nobody’s Child would actually be a Opening recording. She began advertising the recording in earnest in early 2010, carrying out shows in European countries as well as the U.S. — including gigs at SXSW and on The Past due Present with David Letterman — before its discharge.

Quick Facts


Full Name Courtney Love
Height 1.78 m
Profession Actor, Model, Guitarist, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Music artist, Film Score Composer, Visual Artist
Education Portland State University, Trinity College, Dublin
Nationality American
Spouse Kurt Cobain, James Moreland
Children Frances Bean Cobain
Parents Linda Carroll, Hank Harrison
Siblings Daniel Menely, Jaimee Rodriguez, Benjamin Barraud, Joshua Barraud, Nicole Rodriguez
Awards Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Drama
Music Groups Hole, Faith No More, Babes in Toyland, Pagan Babies
Music Songs Violet, Doll Parts, Mono, Celebrity Skin, Where Did You Sleep Last Night?, You Know My Name, Miss Narcissist, Gold Dust Woman, Malibu, Hold On to Me, Wedding Day, Uncool, All the Drugs, Miss World, Walk Out on Me, Sunset Strip, I'll Do Anything, Never Gonna Be the Same, Awful, Teenage Whore, Asking for It, Best Sunday Dress, He Hit Me, Softer, Softest, Skinny Little Bitch, Jennifer's Body, Northern Star, Retard Girl, Someone Else's Bed, Credit in the Straight World, Reasons to Be Beautiful, Pacific Coast Highway
Albums Nobody's Daughter, America's Sweetheart, Celebrity Skin, My Body, the Hand Grenade, MTV Unplugged, Ask for It, Live Through This, Pretty on the Inside
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Grammy Award for Best Rock Song, MTV Movie Award for Next Generation
Movies Menendez: Blood Brothers, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Kurt & Courtney, Man on the Moon, Sid and Nancy, 200 Cigarettes, Basquiat, Straight to Hell, Feeling Minnesota, Trapped, The Return of Courtney Love, Julie Johnson, The Long Home, Mayor of the Sunset Strip, Tapeheads, Not Bad for a Girl, Beat, Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope, Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula, The Young Blood Chronicles, Straight to Hell Returns, Bob and the Monster, Author: The JT LeRoy Story, Club Vatican, JT LeRoy


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#Fact
1 Subject of the song "Courtney Love" by Wesley Willis.
2 Courtney's biological maternal grandmother, Paula Fox, was born in New York, to Paul Hervey Fox, who had British Isles ancestry, and Elsie de Sola, who was a Cuban immigrant, of Spanish descent.
3 Release of the book, "Courtney Love: The Real Story" by Poppy Z. Brite. [1997]
4 Release of her book, "Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love". [2006]
5 Credits NJOY electronic cigarettes with helping her to give up smoking. Love had smoked three packs a day for almost thirty years and had tried repeatedly to quit. After switching to the electronic cigarette, she rapidly reduced her smoking to only half a pack a day, and hopes to eventually give up the habit altogether. Appropriately, NJOY hired Love as their spokesperson.
6 Along with Kim Gordon and Marilyn Manson, Yves St. Laurent appointed her as a spokesmodel for their 2013 fashion collection designed by Heidi Slimane.
7 Was voted "Best Female Performer" in the 1994 Metal Edge Readers' Choice Awards, upsetting Lita Ford, who had previously won the title seven years in a row.
8 The songs "Hold On To Me", "Plump", "I Think I Would Die", and "Heaven Tonight" are about Frances Bean Cobain, her daughter.
9 The songs "Doll Parts", "Best Sunday Dress (1998 version)", "Dying", "Northern Star", "Malibu", "Playing Your Song", "Honey", "Pacific Coast Highway" are about Kurt Cobain, her late husband.
10 After a lengthy audition process, beat out actresses Liv Tyler and Meryl Streep, among others, for the role of Lady Macbeth in a filmed version of "Macbeth" to be directed by Luc Besson. After several production delays, the film was never made.
11 Desperately wanted the role of Satine in Moulin Rouge! (2001), which eventually went to Nicole Kidman.
12 Was rejected from The Mickey Mouse Club at age 12 after reading a Sylvia Plath poem for her audition.
13 Lost legal guardianship of her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. Kurt Cobain's mother, Wendy O'Connor, and sister, Kimberly Dawn Cobain, were appointed legal guardians.
14 Gargled whiskey while recording "Pretty On The Inside" to give a raw edge to her vocals.
15 Good friends with Winona Ryder.
16 Mentioned in the song "You Only Get What You Give" by the New Radicals.
17 Turned down the role of "Madison Lee" in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), because she didn't want to perform any stunts.
18 A distant relative of Douglas Fairbanks (her biological grandfather was his cousin).
19 Was considered for the role of Dorothy Boyd in Jerry Maguire (1996).
20 Ranked #67 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
21 Her band Hole was part of the "Riot Girl"-movement in the '90s.
22 According to her mother Linda Carroll, her stage name originated because Linda called her "Courtney, love" as a child.
23 Great-granddaughter of screenwriters Elsie Fox and Paul Hervey Fox.
24 Is a skilled ballerina and her dance abilities can be seen in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) and in a music video for Hole.
25 She wore an antique silk dress that had once belonged to actress Frances Farmer to her wedding with Kurt Cobain.
26 Dedicated Hole's "My Body, The Hand Grenade" CD to her late husband Kurt Cobain and former Hole bassist "Kristen Pfaff", who died of a heroin overdose.
27 Beat out Angelina Jolie for the lead role in Lovelace (2008), though the film spent so long in development, Love eventually was replaced by Lindsay Lohan.
28 10 February 2005 - An LA court gave her three years probation after she pled no contest to attacking a woman at her ex-boyfriend/manager's house. Although accepting the plea, she maintained she did nothing wrong.
29 11 January 2005 - An LA court ruled she could regain custody of her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. She lost custody to her mother-in-law in October 2003 as a result of drug charges.
30 Contrary to rumor, there is no evidence that Kurt Cobain was in the process of divorcing Love at the time of his death. The two had been living apart immediately before his death due to Cobain touring with his band Nirvana, and later, after Love staged an intervention to convince Cobain to check into a drug rehab program. When Cobain escaped from the rehab facility, Love had investigators track Cobain down, but by the time the singer was located, he was already dead.
31 20 October 2004 - Pled guilty in a NYC court to disorderly conduct for striking a concert-goer, Gregory Burgett, in the head with a microphone during a concert. She was ordered to pay $2,236 in medical expenses, to attend a drug-treatment program, remain drug-free and commit no crimes for a year.
32 In 1998, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins helped produced the album, "Celebrity Skin".
33 The song "Malibu" (1998) was written specifically for Kurt Cobain.
34 The Nirvana song "Heart-Shaped Box" is about her.
35 Released her solo album "America's Sweetheart" in February 2004.
36 Was a member of the band Sugar Babylon
37 Though the band denies it, she insists she inspired the song "Crush With Eyeliner" that appeared on the 1990s R.E.M. album "Monster".
38 October 2003: Lost custody of her daughter after her arrest in Los Angeles on cocaine and illegal-prescription drug charges. Court officials placed 11 year old Frances Bean Cobain into the custody of her paternal grandmother, Wendy.
39 Her mostly female band Hole ranked #68 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
40 Was in the early weeks of pregnancy during the filming of Trapped (2002) but miscarried.
41 Took ballet as a child through her teens and has had extensive surgery done on her feet (due to injuries).
42 Arrested at Heathrow airport in London for disorderly conduct on an aircraft flying from L.A. She was given a caution. She had flown to London for a performance at The Old Vic Theatre. [February 2003]
43 (May 24, 2002) It was announced that Love's band, 'Hole', has broken up.
44 Her legal name since February 24, 1992, has been Courtney Michelle Cobain, though she uses the name Courtney Love professionally.
45 Love suffered a miscarriage. She refused to name the father. [May 2001]
46 Has admitted to having extensive plastic surgery on her face and body.
47 Alex Cox gave her bit parts in two of his films, Sid and Nancy (1986) and Straight to Hell (1986), starting her movie career.
48 Godmother of daughter Frances Bean Cobain is Drew Barrymore.
49 Love's biological grandmother is children's author Paula Fox.
50 Auditioned for the role of Nancy in Sid and Nancy (1986) but was given the small role as Gretchen instead.
51 Linked romantically to Edward Norton. [1996-1998]
52 Has one daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, (b. 18 August 1992).
53 Daughter of Hank Harrison.
54 Nightlife columnist Belissa Cohen sued Love for "assault, battery, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress" resulting from an incident involving Cohen's attempt to photograph Love at an LA fashion show. [May 1998]


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Long Home 2017 post-production Pearl
A Midsummer's Nightmare 2017 TV Movie pre-production
The Possibility of Fireflies pre-production Susanna
Revenge 2015 TV Series White Gold
Empire 2015 TV Series Elle Dallas
Sons of Anarchy 2014 TV Series Ms. Harrison
Fall Out Boy Save Rock and Roll 2014 Video short
Fall Out Boy: The Young Blood Chronicles 2014 Video The Head Bitch In Charge
Straight to Hell Returns 2010 Velma
The Dark Night of the Soul 2010 Short
Nice Brothers 2009 TV Series Lady #1
Needlework Pictures Presents Francesco Vezzoli in Gore Vidal's 'Caligula' 2005 Short Caligula
Trapped 2002/I Cheryl
Julie Johnson 2001 Claire
Beat 2000 Joan Vollmer Burroughs
Man on the Moon 1999 Lynne Margulies
200 Cigarettes 1999 Lucy
The People vs. Larry Flynt 1996 Althea Leasure Flynt
Feeling Minnesota 1996 Rhonda the Waitress
Basquiat 1996 Big Pink
Tapeheads 1988 Norman's Spanker (uncredited)
Sid and Nancy 1986 Gretchen
Straight to Hell 1986 Velma
Club Vatican 1984 Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blackhats 2015 writer: "360 Talking"
Empire 2015 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Glee 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bridesmaids 2011/I writer: "Violet"
Hop 2011 writer: "Celebrity Skin"
Detention 2011 writer: "Violet"
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jennifer's Body 2009 writer: "Violet"
Juno 2007 writer: "Doll Parts" 1991
Rock Bottom: From Hell to Redemption 2007 Documentary writer: "Northern Star"
The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain 2007 TV Movie documentary writer: "Miss World" - uncredited
Rock Band 2007 Video Game writer: "Celebrity Skin"
SingStar Rocks! 2006 Video Game writer: "Celebrity Skin"
Adam & Steve 2005 performer: "Love, Love, Love"
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary writer: "Malibu"
Any Given Sunday 1999 writer: "BE A MAN"
American Pie 1999 writer: "Celebrity Skin"
Never Been Kissed 1999 writer: "Heaven Tonight"
Little Criminals 1995 TV Movie writer: "Violet"
Top of the Pops 1995 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
S.F.W. 1994 writer: "Teenage Whore"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Not Bad for a Girl 1995 Documentary co-producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cobain: Montage of Heck 2015 Documentary archival footage and audio courtesy of - as Courtney Love Cobain / photographs and artwork courtesy of - as Courtney Love Cobain

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hole: Be a Man 2000 Video short uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tank Girl 1995 executive music coordinator - as Courtney Love-Cobain

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cobain: Montage of Heck 2015 Documentary very special thanks - as Courtney Love Cobain
NotNa 2005 Documentary short special thanks
Hype! 1996 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brit Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2006-2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Pam: Girl on the Loose 2008 TV Series Herself
One Life 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
The Graham Norton Show 2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2007 TV Series Herself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2006 TV Movie Herself (uncredited)
The British Comedy Awards 2006 Live 2006 TV Special Herself
The 2006 Billboard Music Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
The Return of Courtney Love 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Russell Brand Show 2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
Good Morning America 2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
Kurt Cobain About a Son 2006 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Chantelle's Dream Dates 2006 TV Series Herself
Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson 2005 TV Special documentary Herself - Roaster (as Courtney Love-Cobain)
(This Is Known as) The Blues Scale 2004 Documentary short Herself
World Music Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Howard Stern 1998-2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary Herself - Hole
Back to Hell 2002 Video documentary Herself
Trapped: From Within 2002 Video documentary short Herself (uncredited)
Exclusif 2002 TV Series Herself
Last Party 2000 2001 Documentary Herself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
Crossover 2001 TV Special Herself
Jim Carrey Uncensored 2000 TV Special documentary Herself
Man on the Moon: Behind the Moonlight 2000 Video documentary short Herself
Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope 2000 Documentary
The Howard Stern Radio Show 2000 TV Series Herself - Guest
Hole: Be a Man 2000 Video short Herself (uncredited)
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Original Song
1999 MTV Movie Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself - Narrator (voice)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1999 TV Series Herself - Guest
Power Vision - Pop Galerie 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
Celebrities Caught on Camera: Volume 1 1999 Video documentary Herself
Rage 1999 TV Series Herself
Behind the Music 1998 TV Series documentary Herself
Top of the Pops 1998 TV Series Herself
MTV Video Music Awards 1998 1998 TV Special Herself - Performer (as Hole)
Kurt & Courtney 1998 Documentary Herself
1997 VH1 Fashion Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1997 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1997 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Makeup
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1997 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
MTV Video Music Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Herself
Very Important Pennis 1996 TV Series Herself
Not Bad for a Girl 1995 Documentary Herself
MTV Video Music Awards 1995 1995 TV Special Herself - Performer (as Hole)
Unplugged 1995 TV Series documentary Herself
Invasion of the Beer People 1995 Documentary As herself
Headbangers Ball 1994 TV Series Herself
24 Hours in Rock and Roll 1994 TV Movie documentary Herself
No Alternative Girls 1994 Video short Herself
MTV Video Music Awards 1993 1993 TV Special Herself
1991: The Year Punk Broke 1992 Documentary Herself
Hilarity for Charity 2016 2016 TV Movie Herself
Franca: Chaos and Creation 2016 Documentary Herself
Extra 2015 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1999-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Cobain: Montage of Heck 2015 Documentary Herself
R.E.M. by MTV 2014 Documentary Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Intercoarse with Kurt Sutter 2014 TV Series Herself
The '90s: The Last Great Decade? 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
The View 2006-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Talk 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Sunset Strip 2012 Documentary Herself
Fantástico 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
Courtney in Wonderland 2011 Short Herself
Bob and the Monster 2011 Documentary Herself
Hit So Hard 2011 Documentary Herself
Gomorron 2010 TV Series Herself - Moderookies
Howard Stern on Demand 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2004-2010 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 2010 TV Special Herself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soaked in Bleach 2015 Documentary Herself
Extra 2015 TV Series Herself
Pearl Jam Twenty 2011 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
VH1 News Presents: Plastic Surgery Obsession 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
Biography 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
The Graham Norton Show 2008 TV Series Herself
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Herself
The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Day for Night: Whitney Biennial 2006 2006 TV Movie documentary
Silenci? 2005 TV Series Herself
Favouritism 2005 TV Series Herself
Loops! 2005 TV Series Herself
Last Laugh '04 2004 TV Movie Herself
Eminem: Behind the Mask 2001 Video documentary Herself
The Greatest 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
The Righteous Babes 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
Top of the Pops 1995 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Grand Jury Award L.A. Outfest Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film Julie Johnson (2001)
1997 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Actress The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
1997 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actress The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
1997 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Drama The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
1996 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actress The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
1996 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actress The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
1997 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
1997 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Breakthrough Performance The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
1997 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Drama Actress The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
1996 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
1996 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)


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#Quote
1 [on Kathleen Hanna] I still don't like her. She bugs me. Kathleen Hanna runs that ship [her relationship with Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz] in a way that is far more Yoko than I would be. I envision her being in a decked-out loft with a little corner for a desk that look like it belongs in a poor person's East Village apartment, with her battered-women's stuff and her Ms. magazines and all her communication with leading feminists.
2 [on her music career with Hole] "I said this band is going to be ten times bigger than Sonic Youth but not as big as Jane's Addiction. What was the but for?! It's like a fucking curse! The gods were listening that day! I could have said 'this band will be ten times bigger than Sonic Youth and The Beatles' and that's where we'd be right now."
3 [commenting on her brief relationship with Trent Reznor] "Trent and I had this torrid whatever-you-want-to-call-it...he said in "Details" that my alleged pregnancy would have to be immaculate conception, so I said in "Spin" 'Don't call your band "Nine Inch Nails" if you have a three inch one!' My band is called "Hole." It's not called "big hole," it's not called "little hole," it's not called "flapping nony", it's not called "teeny rosebud", it's not called "Barbie pussy." It's called "Hole.""
4 I like to mentor young women and encourage them to play music. It's like teaching someone to play a sport; it doesn't matter if they grow up to be a professional athlete. It is a skillset you can use for the rest of your life and it keeps people out of trouble. Every girl should know how to play three chords on a guitar; it should be mandatory. It will keep them out of trouble, and they'll get any guy they want [laughs].
5 [2009] I'm sober. I'm fabulous. I have a few character defects, but I'm not dishonorable and I'm not a liar. I have a good heart...I've never claimed to be anyone's role model. I'm not Mother Teresa.
6 I wanted to be something when I grew up, and I grew up in the '70s. What was I gonna be, a movie star? Movie stars say other people's words. A writer- I'm undisciplined. A rock star- that's what I wanted to be when I was a kid.
7 How can any woman be the female Jim Morrison? What Jim Morrison was was a sexual object. Women - we invented rock and roll, and sexualized men so that we could go and scream at these unattainable football captains.
8 There's a kind of appeal in vulnerability, and there's an appeal in sort of a quantum vulnerability, where you really are exposing something. It's like, a "haha, what are you gonna do?" kind of thing. "Yeah, come here, screw with me, I'm only, like, hanging upside down on a cross."
9 [on Hole's successful second album, Live Through This (1994)] "It was so easy to make that I get surprised by the effect it had on people. But, you know, all good rock is easy. The riffs just came, and they were fresh from chords that I'd learned from [Billy] Corgan and Kurt [Cobain]. I wrote 'Doll Parts' in five minutes."
10 [on clinging to all of her late husband's belongings in 2007] "My house is like a mausoleum. My daughter doesn't need to inherit a giant hefty bag full of flannel shirts....A sweater, a guitar and the lyrics to 'Teen Spirit'--that's what my daughter gets. And the rest of it we'll just sell."
11 I am just the classic person who wants to learn stuff. I want good tutors, and with Kurt I had the best.
12 [Commenting to NME on the hypocritically differing attitudes towards male and female rockstars]- You've got to be prepared for the names they are going to call you compared to your male peers... You will be a floozy and a slattern. He will be virile and a ladies' man. You will be a freakshow, a retching wretch, a sloppy drunk. He will be charismatic, vainglorious, a ferocious drunk and Dionysian. You will be indiscriminate and desperate. He will be generous, tortured and driven.
13 If you treat a girl like a dog, she's going to piss on you.
14 I think Andy Kaufman is to comedy what The Velvet Underground was to music- it's like, 80 thousand records sold, but everybody who bought one started a band.
15 I surrounded myself with women when I was growing up because I had this horrible psycho father. Now I'm trying to really appreciate and like men more.
16 [on her father] He managed the Grateful Dead for five seconds, and he was an amateur acid-maker.
17 Drugs have nothing to do with the creation of music. In fact, they are dumb and self indulgent. Kind of like sucking your thumb.
18 If I write a song about being a teenage prostitute, that doesn't mean that I was a teenage prostitute, any more than it means Kurt raped Polly.
19 [on the changing state of the music industry] It's a radical time for musicians, a really revolutionary time, and I believe revolutions [like Napster] are a lot more fun than cash, which, by the way, we don't have at major labels anyway, so we might as well get with it and get in the game.
20 "Knowing me, I'd probably end up at a bar, asking some guy to get me another martini. Still bleaching my hair at 59." (her response to what she thinks she'll be like when she's old.)
21 "Being famous is just like being in high school. But, I'm not interested in being the cheerleader. I'm not interested in being Gwen Stefani. She's the cheerleader, and I'm out in the smoker shed. And plenty of you are out there in the smoker shed too. When it comes to rock 'n' roll, it's just like high school" (From an interview in the August 2004 Seventeen magazine).
22 "You're no one in the rock industry unless you've feuded with me or slept with Winona Ryder.
23 "Cocaine is like really evil coffee." (What she told her daughter about drugs.)
24 "I'm not going to hurt anybody other than that dick who keeps writing songs about me" --about Dave Grohl in a Howard Stern interview.
25 I'm not a woman, I'm a force of nature.

#Trademark
1 Hippie grunge style
2 Different colored blue and green contacts
3 Deep raw edged vocals
4 Bright red lipstick
5 Messy blonde hair

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