Here is a look at the life of Courtney Love, singer, songwriter and actress.
Personal: Birth date: July 9, 1964
Birth place: San Francisco, California
Birth name: Love Michelle Harrison
Father: Hank Harrison
Mother: Linda Carroll
Marriages: Kurt Cobain (1992-1994, his death); James Moreland (1989-1989, divorce);
Children: with Cobain: Frances Bean (1992)
Other Facts: Widow of Kurt Cobain, former lead singer of Nirvana.
Has made news for her multiple drug arrests and stints in rehabilitation programs.
Four Grammy nominations with zero wins.
Timeline: 1965 - After her parents' divorce, Love's mother takes her to live in New Zealand.
1970s-1980s - Returns to the U.S. and lives in Oregon and California. Is arrested for shoplifting and is sent to reform school.
1980 - Declares herself an emancipated minor.
1980s - Travels to Taiwan, Japan, England, and Alaska on her trust fund. Finds work as a stripper and sings with various rock bands. Forms her own group, Sugar Baby Dolls, with singer Kat Bjelland.
1986 - Appears in a small role in "Sid & Nancy" as Nancy Spungen's friend.
1989 - Forms the rock group "Hole" in Minneapolis with Kat Bjelland.
1990 - Hole's album "Rat Bastard" is released.
1991 - Begins dating musician Kurt Cobain.
1991 - Hole's album "Pretty on the Inside" is released.
February 1992 - Marries Cobain in Hawaii.
September 1992 - A Vanity Fair profile of Love alleges Love took heroin while pregnant. Love first denies the charges, then later admits she had taken heroin early on in her pregnancy.
April 5, 1994 - Husband Kurt Cobain commits suicide in their Seattle home.
April 12, 1994 - Hole's album "Live Through This" is released.
1996 - Plays Larry Flynt's wife, Althea, in "The People vs. Larry Flynt."