When you hear Courtney Love's name, quite a few things may cross your mind: controversy magnet, rock 'n' roll widow, '90s punk icon, crazy lady. But how much do you really know about her? When words fall out of Love's mouth, you don't necessarily have to take them at face value. The source of some of the items on our list of Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Courtney Love is Courtney Love herself. So who knows how true they are? You be the judge.
She saved Chris Rock from a beating after he hosted the Academy Awards in 2005, and managed to piss off Jude Law and Guy Ritchie, who were out for blood at an after-party. "I was sitting with Courtney Love, and she ... saved me from a fight," Rock recalled. "She kind of barked or was growling, and that was it."
She begged songwiter Linda Perry for Christina Aguilera's 'Beautiful'. Perry told her, "You're not ready for Top 40. You'll hate this song because you didn't write it." Aguilera got the song over Love and Britney Spears and became her biggest hit.
She ran a fashion blog in 2010 that illustrated the outfits she wore each day. It was called What Courtney Wore Today.
She wanted to change her name to Courtney Michelle a few years ago, because her old name was a "way to oppress me."
She's one of the Top 5 clients on the online shopping site Net-A-Porter.