Smeared lipstick, heavy eyeliner, messy hair wrapped around a princess tiara: it's an image that will likely follow Courtney Love for the rest of her life. The singer made her mark on the '90s grunge scene with her band Hole, but Love will probably be remembered most for her whirlwind and tumultuous romance with Nirvana's late frontman Kurt Cobain. If you're looking for Courtney Love NSFW facts, you've come to the right place.
When Courtney Love married Kurt Cobain, she was immediately hated by the industry and fans alike, forever labeled the Yoko Ono of the grunge era. Along with her outspoken attitude and inability to bite her tongue, Love has become infamous for being rock n' roll's biggest hot mess. Although Love has unjustly been criticized and bullied for her appearance, struggle with addiction, and denouncement of ladylike stereotypes, she has also brought a lot of media attention upon herself.
The former Hole singer is notorious for her soundbites on all things sex, drugs, and rock n' roll. Never too shy to spill all her raunchy sexcapades with some of MTV's hottest rock n' rollers, Love has made a name for herself as one of music's horniest women. Prompted or unprompted, Courtney Love will dish on anything and everything sex and dating.
From her married sex life to her one night stands with guys (and sometimes girls), Love will own up to any lover she's had the pleasure of doing business with (no matter how embarrassing). Whether they would like her to or not, Love has no problem exposing all the NSFW things she's done in the bedroom with some of music's most elite power players. But most all, she often reminisces about her love life with Kurt Cobain.Love and Cobain struggled together, but one thing they never had an issue with was sex. Love even asserts their daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, was conceived on only their second night post-coital. Whether you're curious about the punk rocker's salacious lifestyle, or whether you just need a recap of all the insane things she's said and done, these are Love's dirtiest revelations. Vote up the ones that shocked you, even though you didn't think anything concerning Love could shock you anymore.
She Thinks Growing Up Ugly Made Her Better at Sex
According to Love, ugly girls do it better. Not to toot her own horn, but Love shared in a radio interview that she's actually a boss in bed. "I’m better because I was never pretty. Pretty girls just lie there. Us girls who grew up a little more homely have to try a lot harder," she said. "That’s why pretty girls never threaten me, it’s like, yeah, you want to take me on? Take me on. Go for it." Those willing to challenge Love's notion of ugly girl sex should be prepared for a fight.
Her Friendship with Marilyn Manson Ended Over Sex
Marilyn Manson and Courtney Love were an odd, albeit sensible, twosome on the town. But that tight friendship abruptly ended after the two had a falling out over their sexual tension. Love, who apparently slept with a majority of Manson's friends, wanted to move beyond the realm of platonic friendship with him. “She told me she was mad at me because I didn’t want to f*ck her and I was smarter than her. I said, ‘Well, you kind of proved your own point right there on that one,'" he shared. Manson claims that they "never really had a falling out," but that the sexual tension was too much to overcome in their relationship.
She Cheated with Gavin Rossdale
DURING his marriage to No Doubt's Gwen Stefani. "The thing is that everyone gave me so much sh*t because Gavin sounded like a lot like Kurt, and everyone gave me a lot of sh*t," she said. "But man he was such an Adonis in his day,” she told Howard. “He got good in bed… something happened, maybe Gwen taught him for all I know.” After Stern picked his jaw up off the floor, he probed about the logistics of Love and Rossdale's relationship. When asked if the affair occurred during their marriage, Love admitted it did and that Gwen even knew about it.
Drugs Killed Her Sex Drive
#Repost @themarcjacobs with COURTNEY, R(evolution) With my abundance of respect for Courtney Loves musical contributions to grunge/rock culture and her status as this sort of, Grunge Goddess, it was her mesmerizing and extraordinarily moving portrayal of Althea in the film, The People vs Larry Flynt that simultaneously broke my heart and won my love. While I hadnt yet met Courtney during my time as Creative Director at Perry Ellis, it was her then style that had a great influence on that now infamous grunge collection show in 1992. Courtney and I (and a then 2 or 3 year old Frances Bean) first met at dinner with Anna Sui in 1994 at Bar Six in NYC. I remember being quite taken by her deep, thorough knowledge of and voracious appetite for fashion and music. There has always been a genuine allure about Courtney that I continue to admire. The way shed scream her lyrics from that gash of a red mouth to the hard rocking, wailing sounds of Hole. She was then and remains now, for me, the ultimate divine mess in a dress. Gone but no where near forgotten is the girl-woman Goddess of Grunge in her too small tattered dresses, the little girl barrette in her messy, scattered hair and beaten up brocade 1960s evening shoes. Its a long distance from the now iconic kinder-whore Courtney photographed by Juergen Teller for I-D magazine in 1994 to the movie star glamour of the powerfully aloof and infinitely present Courtney, photographed here by David Sims for our Fall 16 campaign.
Courtney Love has struggled with addiction all throughout her career. Love, who claims she's sober now, opened up about how her substance abuse dulled her sex drive. "All the drugs just neutered me. When I was on drugs, I felt like this nunnish, non-sexual person," she said. "After I stopped doing drugs I started to fuck like a bunny! Before that I suffered from years of celibacy. I was on this whole Morrissey kick, no masturbation, no romance, no nothing!" Love would never sacrifice her "bunny" f*cking for drugs ever again, unless she got her hands on some ayahuasca, which she believes should be "mandatory" for everybody to take.