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Top 10 Facts - Frances Bean Cobain
03.08.2017
Fact #1

Frances Bean Cobain is Kurt Cobain’s 21-year-old daughter. She has definitely taken after her father as she’s a burgeoning artistic talent in Los Angeles. In April 1994, when her father committed suicide in Seattle, Frances was less than two-years-old.

Fact #2

She’s engaged to Isaiah Silva. He’s the lead singer of indie-band The Rambles. They’ve been together since January 2010 and got engaged in October 2011. The band have not been very active since February 2013.

Fact #3

Her 16th birthday party in 2008 attracted media attention as it was suicide themed. The bash was held at Los Angeles’ famed House of Blues. It was paid for by her mother.

Fact #4

She’s worth $170 million. According to CBS News, this comes from her 37% stake of Kurt Cobain’s $450 million estate. In 2010, she became legally allowed to control her fortune.

Fact #5

According to a 2010 Courtney Love interview, her daughter turned down the role of Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, and was even in contention to play Bella from Twilight. “But she wants to go to college,” mum said proudly. “She’s very good at graphic novels.”

Fact #6

On ‘My Space’, a song by Amanda Palmer’s band Evelyn Evelyn, there’s a chorus of 20 voices singing the last chorus. One of those voices belonged to the young Cobain.

Fact #7

As a “15-year-old goth”, Frances once interned at Rolling Stone magazine; due to the office layout, she was stuck next to a giant painting of her dad peering down from the wall.

Fact #8

She’s become a visual artist. In 2010, she debuted her collection, “Scumf-ck,” at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles under the pseudonym, Fiddle Tim.

Fact #9

Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe and actress Drew Barrymore serve as her godfather and godmother respectively.

Fact #10

According to Rolling Stone magazine, the title and cover photograph for the 2005 Nirvana rarities album Sliver: The Best of the Box, were chosen by 13-year old Cobain.

Fact #11

11. Cobain was also an executive producer on the HBO movie about her father’s life, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.

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