10:54 AM EDT 01/30/2015
Originally posted 08/24/2011 07:00AM
With her soft, wistful expression and Old Hollywood glamour, Frances Bean Cobain's style is about as far as she can get from that of her parents, the late grunge rocker Kurt Cobain and her wild child mom, Courtney Love.
A new series of photos, taken by fine art photographer Rocky Schenck, captures the now-blonde 19-year-old alternating between sultry and sweet poses.
Cobain, an artist, also posed for some wildly different shots by Hedi Slimane that appeared earlier this month. In that set, she was a brunette shown smoking and covered in tattoos.
Originally posted 07/17/2010 03:00PM
Creativity clearly runs in the family.
But while her parents – Hole singer Courtney Love and the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain – are forces in the music world, 17-year-old Frances Cobain is looking to make her mark as a visual artist.
This month Cobain debuted a collection of sketches at L.A.'s La Luz de Jesus gallery to critical praise – and commercial success.
Originally posted 04/15/2010 12:00PM
What Courtney Love wants, Courtney Love gets.
Contrary to reports suggesting the rocker was interested in Robert Pattinson playing her late-husband Kurt Cobain in a planned biopic, Love now says she never planned to enlist the Brit.
"Isn't that so stupid, who would cast him? That's just wrong," Love told The Canadian Press. "No offense." Softening her position a bit, the Hole frontwoman later Tweeted: "HEY I LIKE R PATZ HES JUST NOT RIGHT FOR KC!"
So, who would Courtney love to play Cobain? She nominated Ryan Gosling or James McAvoy for the role.
Originally posted 03/30/2010 07:35PM
When Frances Cobain agreed to be a guest vocalist on pal Amanda Palmer's new concept album, headlines swirled that the 17-year-old daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love was following in her parents' musical footsteps.
Not so fast.
"She's got a great voice," Palmer says. "But she's a really good visual artist. She's really interested in graphic novels."
Cobain was intrigued by Palmer and fellow musician Jason Webley's concept for the album, Evelyn Evelyn, which focuses on twin singer-songwriter duo. Palmer was impressed with Cobain for more than her singing.
Originally posted 02/17/2010 04:05PM
Courtney Love has never been shy about speaking her mind, and the rocker is characteristically unabashed in a new interview with Spin magazine.
When asked about daughter Frances Bean, 17, who currently has a restraining order against her mom, Love points a finger at the family of her late husband Kurt Cobain.
"Those snarly-ass O'Connors want checks," she says in Spin slated to hit newsstands Feb. 23, referring to her late husband's family. "I'm through supporting their asses."
Cobain's mother, Wendy O'Connor and his younger sister, Kimberly, currently have legal, medical and financial authority over the teenager.
Originally posted 01/25/2010 02:05PM
She's aware that she is the rock 'n' roll mom many love to hate. "Say the name Courtney Love to a stranger and they're liable to respond, 'That horrible woman!' " the Hole singer, 45, tells Dazed and Confused magazine.
But with over 7,000 followers on Twitter and a much-anticipated new record, it's obvious folks can't seem to get enough of her. Especially when she's going off about family issues, like her recent loss of custody of daughter Frances Bean Cobain, an issue that's still in flux, as far as Love is concerned.
"The past few years have been Frances and me against the world," she says.
Originally posted 01/14/2010 12:45PM
Courtney Love has again taken to Twitter, this time to rant about her plans to sue the mother and sister of Love's late husband Kurt Cobain over custody of daughter Frances Bean.
Using the new Twitter handle CourtneyLoveUK, the Hole frontwoman insisted: "this s--t with the bean needs to be exposed for what it is right f--king NOW enough."
Love, 45, also wrote (spelling and grammar hers): "they squeesed my bank accounts so that they were frozen because they know im going to sue the holy s--t out of them and now are … crocodiling my kid whose better than this seriously she was raised too well to be bought," referring to her daughter's grandmother, Wendy O'Connor, and aunt Kimberly Dawn Cobain.
Originally posted 12/23/2009 03:10PM
Frances Bean Cobain is protected against her mother Courtney Love by a temporary restraining order – but why?
Although attorneys have revealed few details in the case, court documents released Wednesday speak generally of "personal problems in the family" and more specifically of "domestic violence."
There's no elaboration, and these disclosures came in a motion to seal documents in the case in which the court has stripped Love of legal control of her 17-year-old daughter with the late Kurt Cobain and appointed the teen's grandmother and aunt as temporary guardians.
Originally posted 12/18/2009 06:00PM
When Courtney Love temporarily lost of custody of daughter Frances Bean Cobain last week, it was just the latest in a series of ups and downs in a mother-daughter relationship that has been fraught with drama since Frances was an infant.
Today, despite the suicide of her father, Kurt Cobain, in 1994, and her mother's past struggles with addiction and run-ins with the law, Frances is a "totally together" 17-year-old, a family friend told PEOPLE earlier this year. "She's really grounded and is really fun and sweet," adds the friend. "Courtney is extremely proud of her and would do anything to ensure her well-being."
Originally posted 12/14/2009 08:00PM
Courtney Love has lost legal control over her daughter, but it's not because of a drug relapse as has been speculated, her lawyer tells PEOPLE.
"Courtney's been clean for years and is perfectly fine," says her attorney Keith A. Fink. "This is simply about Frances preferring to live with her grandmother at this time."
On Friday, a judge appointed Kurt Cobain's mother Wendy O'Connor and her daughter Kimberly Cobain as temporary legal guardians over Frances Bean. A hearing on the matter is set for Feb. 10.
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