LSD at 6, striptease and theology: how was the youth of Courtney Love, the scandalous muse of Kurt CobainPictolic
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Courtney Love is a notorious actress, singer and artist, the widow of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain. A rebel girl, a storm girl, Courtney has always been an extraordinary and ambiguous person. Many fans of the Nirvana group blame her for the death of her idol, and someone says that without Kurt, the scandalous blonde would not have represented anything. But if you get to know her biography more closely, especially the early one, Cobain's great love impresses with the scale of his personality.
Let's see how rebellious Courtney looked in the days of her youth, when she turned from an ugly duckling into a swan.
Courtney Michelle Harrison was born in 1964 in the family of psychotherapist Linda Carroll and publisher Hank Harrison. She grew up in a hippie commune and first tried LSD at the tender age of six (the drug was given to her by her father, who was arrested for it).
At the age of 7, Courtney Love moved to another city with her mother. By that time, she had a second stepfather, to whom her mother gave birth to two more daughters. Little Courtney felt abandoned and useless to anyone. Perhaps it was in early childhood that she had a strong desire to attract attention to herself in all spheres of life.
Courtney differed from her peers in her flighty and aggressive behavior. At school, she was considered a talented child, but at the same time, the girl was diagnosed with mild autism and a mental disorder. As a teenager, Courtney was left all alone: her parents and younger sisters went to New Zealand to raise sheep.
The girl ended up in a boarding school, and then wandered around foster families for several years. It was then, because of the theft of a T-shirt with rock symbols, she was sent to a juvenile colony. At that time, Courtney Love tried to earn a living by herself, not even disdaining to work as a stripper and pose topless.
At the age of 16, Courtney Love received an inheritance from her foster grandparents, moved to Ireland and began studying theology at Trinity College. Then she returned to the States, went to university in San Francisco, but later dropped out and went to travel. Even during her wanderings around the world, the blonde continued to experiment with professions — in Japan she worked as a dancer.
In 1984, Courtney finally returned to the United States to pursue an acting and music career. Young Courtney Love had a complex because of her wide nose. She got rid of it with plastic surgery at the age of 20. Subsequently, over the years, she became addicted to plastic surgery.
In 1985, Courtney auditioned for the role of Nancy, the girlfriend of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious, but failed the casting and settled for a minor role as Nancy's girlfriend. Later, she was still able to get the main role in the 1987 film "Straight to Hell" (Straight to Hell). But for a long time the blonde was not carried away by acting, and very soon she exchanged the cinema for the music scene.
By 1989, Courtney had mastered the guitar and put together her band Hole, which later became famous.
And in January 1990, two loneliness met in one of the Portland clubs. Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love at their first meeting... got into a fight. But it was the beginning of an incredible love story.