How Nirvana Offspring Frances Bean Cobain Keeps a Low Profile

Frances Bean Cobain Headshot - P 2011
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Frances Bean Cobain Headshot - P 2011

The daughter of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love is 19 years old.

Frances Bean Cobain has managed to keep a relatively low profile considering her rock history lineage. The daughter of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain and singer-actress Courtney Love, Frances Bean was born two years before her father's 1994 suicide.

As a teenager, she has attended various events alongside her mother, but in general she has shunned the public eye.

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She has dabbled in music and art, most notably in July 2010 with an art installation called "Scumf---" at Los Angeles' La Luz de Jesus gallery. Cobain used the pseudonym "Fiddle Tim" for the presentation which, according to MTV, "consisted of cartoony drawings of distorted figures with titles such as 'Hips Like Battleships' 'Chopsy Cheech' and 'Spector Hector.' "

Cobain also drew attention recently when black-and-white photos of her were posted online by photographer and former Dior menswear designer Hedi Slimane. The shots show off Cobain's piercing eyes and multiple tattoos, and feature her in an array of clothing including a t-shirt that reads "Beam me up Scotty there's no intelligent life down here."

Cobain did not intend for the photographs to be seen publicly. Love told the New York Post, “She hated [the way it was handled]. Hedi wasn’t supposed to leak it. He put it on his blog, but she didn’t want it public. She just did it [the photos] for herself.”

Cobain has also interned at Rolling Stone magazine, was part of a large group of background singers on a project from Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer called "Evelyn Evelyn," and has only given a handful of interviews to the press, notes MTV. Her first published interview was with Teen Vogue at the age of 13.


Courtney Love has settled her legal dispute with London & Co. over rights to Nirvana's back catalog."]