Frances Bean Cobain: The Rock Star Baby All Grown Up
Rock star babies have it made in the shade. They’re born into a world of fame and fortune, with doors opening left and right. But with great power comes great responsibility, and sometimes, great controversy. Just ask Frances Bean Cobain, the only child of 90s rock legend Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love.
Frances was born on August 18, 1992. She’s a visual artist and model, and she’s the sole gatekeeper of her dad’s name and image. Fun fact: Frances was named after Frances McKee, the guitarist of Scottish indie-pop duo The Vaselines.
Frances’ mom’s pregnancy was shrouded in controversy. Rumors swirled that Courtney Love used heroin while pregnant with Frances. The scandal was picked up by major publications, and even the US child welfare services got involved. Frances was removed from parental custody for a time before the case was finally dismissed. Yikes.
Things got even tougher for Frances when her dad entered rehab in California. She visited him often and played music with him. Sadly, the last time she saw him was on April 1, 1994. A week later, Kurt Cobain committed suicide.
happy birthday baby god I miss you pic.twitter.com/GuwDyq0xwn
— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) February 20, 2018
But Frances didn’t let tragedy define her. She went to Bard College and studied art, and even dabbled in modeling. She was featured in Elle magazine’s special issue on rock legends’ fashion and their children, wearing her dad’s famous brown cardigan and pajama pants. She also graced the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, dressed as Eva Peron. In 2017, Frances was announced as the face of Marc Jacobs’ Spring-Summer campaign.
Frances is best known for her art. She debuted a collection in Los Angeles in 2010, and in 2012, she participated in the show “MixTape,” where artists were asked to choose a song and create a masterpiece inspired by it. Frances may have been born into controversy, but she’s making a name for herself on her own terms.
How old is Frances Bean Cobain?
Frances Cobain is 31 years old.
Who is Frances Bean Cobain’s dad?
Frances’s father is Nirvana frontman and 90s rock icon Kurt Cobain. Regarded the icon of Generation X, Cobain was considered as one of the most iconic and influential musicians in alternative music.
Kurt Cobain’s love for music started when his uncle gifted him with a guitar for his 14th birthday. He instantly tried to play the power ballad “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin. Years later, he formed the band Nirvana with his friend Krist Novoselic. Nirvana instantly became the “sound of 90s alternative music” giving Cobain tremendous worldwide success. They released three albums, the most successful and prolific of which was their 1991 album “Nevermind” which carried the 90s anthem “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”
In 1994, Cobain was diagnosed with bronchitis. He went to Rome for medical treatment on March 1, 1994, but on March 3, Kurt Cobain died of an overdose of champagne and Rohypnol. He left a suicide note that carried his immortal last words, “It is better to burn out than to fade away.” This was interpreted as Cobain’s fear of eventually losing his stardom, coupled with irreconcilable struggles with his artistry and mainstream success.
Because of his undeniable influence in 90s music, Kurt Cobain was inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, along with his bandmates from Nirvana, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic.
How tall is Frances Bean Cobain and how much does she weigh?
Frances is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 127 lbs.
What is Frances Bean Cobain’s estimated net worth?
Frances Cobain’s estimated net worth is $11.2 million. She receives $100,000 a month from her father’s estate.
Is Frances Bean Cobain married?
Frances was married once to Isaiah Silva in 2014. Their marriage lasted 3 years until they both announced they had separated in 2017.
How many kids does Frances Bean Cobain have?
Frances does not have any children.