Happy 18th Birthday Frances Cobain!

Name: Frances Bean Cobain

Date of Birth: August 18, 1992

Parents: Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love

Siblings: None


  • She was born in Los Angeles, Calif. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • She was named after The Vaselines guitarist Frances McKee
  • Her middle name was chosen because daddy Kurt thought she looked like a kidney bean on her ultrasound
  • Frances’ godfater is REM frontman Michael Stipe, while her godmother is actress Drew Barrymore
  • In July 2010 she debuted a collection of artwork titled Scumf–k under the pseudonym Fiddle Tim at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery in LA
  • It is speculated that Frances will attend Bard College in New York state starting August 2010

“I just want things to be good for her, but she’s a lot like me and a lot like her dad. I think she got the best of both of us, so there’s that.” – Courtney, on her only daughter.

Filed under: Birthdays,Frances Bean Cobain

Photo credit: Fame Pictures

  • mhm90

    Could not find an uglier picture of her??

  • Anonymous

    Wow, I can’t believe she’s already 18. Mazal tov, Frances Bean~ she seems talented and level headed despite everything she’s been through with her family. I wish her the best. (but I agree she has nicer pics out there…)

  • abby

    i thought she was named after frances farmer.

    • Jess

      same, I’ve always thought that too

  • abby

    courtney has said she was named after frances farmer, but maybe she was named after both of them.

  • Anonymous

    Courtney and Kurt agreed on the name baby Frances if it was a girl and the name Eugene if it was a boy. I can’t recall where I read that. Oh yeah she was like 3 weeks early too. Frances’ due date was the night of the MTV music awards (Sept 9th 1992).

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