Where is Kurt Cobain’s Daughter Now?

Where is Kurt Cobain’s Daughter Now?
Frances Bean Cobain. Photo Courtesy of Wikicommons.

Frances Bean Cobain is the child of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. She was only a year and a half old when her father, singer of Nirvana, was found dead in his Seattle home.Kurt Cobain was just 27 years old at his time of death, making him a member of the 27 Club

Kurt Cobain’s daughter would go on to make a life for herself through modeling, art, and other ventures.

Despite all of this, she holds the rights to her father’s estate. 

So what is Kurt Cobain’s daughter doing now that she’s all grown up?

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The Child of a Rockstar

The Los Angeles native was born on August 18, 1992, when Cobain was peaking with Nirvana.

The grunge-singer didn’t let a child get in the way of his career and included her in the band’s history. 

In Nirvana’s 1992 single “Lithium,” Cobain’s sonogram photo was featured on the single’s sleeve. 

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Eventually, child welfare services had to intervene due to a misunderstanding between Vanity Fair and Courtney Love. 

The magazine published an article alleging that Love stated she used heroin after she knew she was pregnant.

A few months later, Frances would visit her father for the last time at the Exodus Recovery Center. 

On April 5, 1994, Cobain would take his own life at his Seattle home, and Frances would be raised by Courtney and other family members.

Growing Up without Kurt

After a rocky childhood, Kurt Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean would split her time between Seattle and LA. 

She was under her grandmother’s watch after Courtney Love was arrested for drugs in 2003, including a drug overdose on painkillers. 

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In 2005, Love ended up earning back the custody of her daughter Frances.

How much did Kurt Cobain’s daughter inherit?

By 2010, Cobain inherited more than 1/3 (37%) of her late father’s estate, earning her about $95,496 a month from royalties by late 2016. 

Around that time, her net worth was estimated to be around $11.3 million, while her father’s estate was valued at $450 million in 2014. 

Cobain married musician Isaiah Silva from The Eeries on June 29, 2014, before officially divorcing in late-2017. 

Frances is also the goddaughter of Drew Barrymore and R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe. 

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Professional Career without Rock

In an attempt to escape the rock star lifestyle she was born in, Frances took on modeling, art, and other ventures. 

She started modeling in 2006 for Elle UK, wearing Kurt Cobain’s old brown cardigan and pajama bottoms. She would continue to model occasionally throughout her life.

Frances would also dabble in art, starting in 2010 with a series of artwork called “Scumfuck”. Frances released these works under the pseudonym “Fiddle Tim.” 

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She wouldn’t start using her real name until two years later.   

In 2010, Cobain reportedly turned down the role of Alice in Tim Burton’s film Alice in Wonderland.

In 2019, she appeared as a special guest judge in one episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars season 4.

Remembering her Father

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More recently, Cobain has been more involved with her late father’s life and how it’s being remembered. 

In 2018, Frances, along with Kurt’s mother, Wendy O’Connor, attended the opening of ‘Growing up Kurt Cobain’ at the Museum of Style Icons in Ireland. 

Frances was an executive producer on the HBO movie Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Since the pandemic started, Frances has kept a quiet life while living in Los Angeles. 

Cobain still talks to magazines and podcasts about his personal life and her father’s legacy.

On April 5th, 2023, she remembered her father by making a post on social media, the 29th anniversary of his death.

Written by Joey Reams


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