Courtney Love is a popular American singer and she was the lead vocalist of the rock band named Hole. In fact, she is the founding member of the group. Apart from being a singer, she became more popular when she married Nirvana’s, Kurt Cobain. Courtney has also done acting and was nominated for Golden Globe Award for her role as Althea Leasure. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Courtney Love in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Courtney was born on 9th July 1964 in California. Her mother was a psychotherapist and her father was a road manager. She has Cuban, Irish, German as well as English descent. When her parents divorced, she went under the custody of her mom. She went to Montessori School in Eugene and Nelson College for Girls. Courtney was also arrested once for shoplifting. She was under foster care when her mom went to New Zealand. She supported herself by doing petty jobs like being a top-less dancer, picking berries, and others to support her studies at Portland State University.
Courtney married singer James Moreland in Las Vegas and they divorced with a few months. After forming Hole band, she was in a relationship with the bandmate Eric Erlandson. Then she dated singer Billy Corgan. After that, she met Kurt Cobain of Nirvana in a nightclub and they got married in Hawaii in April 1992. Cobain died of a gunshot wound while Love was in a rehab. After his death, she started dating Edward Norton and then comedian Steve Coogan. She was a drug addict and used to be vulgar on stage performances.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
Courtney formed the band named Pagan Babies with Kat Bjelland but it was short lived. This is when Courtney thought of trying in acting and featured in many short films. But in 1988, she abruptly gave up on acting and returned to stripping. But by the end of 1988, she formed the band Hole with guitarist Eric Erlandson, Lisa Roberts, and Caroline. However, she continued to work as a stripper in Hollywood Clubs to fund the band. Their first studio album was Pretty on the Inside and it made a brisk impact.
But it was in 1992 when Love started dating Nirvana’s Kurt, all the media attention were on them. This is when Hole recorded their second studio album named Live Through This. It was commercially successful and they started stage and live performance across the United States. In 1996, she made a return to acting and The People Vs Larry Flynt put her on notice of directors and producers. Hole also released the third studio album named Celebrity Skin. It was nominated for three Grammy Awards.
After that, the band members went their separate ways and Love concentrated on acting. In the meantime, she released her solo album America’s Sweetheart. The band Hole reunited and released the album Nobody’s Daughter in 2010. Man on the Moon and Trapped are two of her most popular movies. She released many singles and was involved in art and fashion. Love has her clothing line and appeared in many music videos in the last decade.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from a popular singer turned actress? Well, she has a net worth of over $170 million and she made a lot of it from her stake at Nirvana that she inherited from her husband. She sold her 25% share of Nirvana’s publishing rights in 2006. Apart from that, she is a multi-platinum status singer and earned a lot from album sales and live performances. Besides, she is an actress and did a few movies during the peak of her popularity to gain a lot of wealth.
Courtney Love had a disturbing and troubling childhood and she is a self-made celebrity who worked her way up from being a stripped to forming a band and becoming an actress. She also fought the battle with her addiction to drugs and alcohol and became free from them. She is leading a happy and relaxed life now.