Who is Frances Bean Cobain?
American visual artist and model Frances Bean Cobain was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 18 August 1992, making Leo her zodiac sign. She’s perhaps known best for being the only child of the late American rock ‘n’ roll musician Kurt Donald Cobain and his former wife Courtney Michelle Love, an American singer-songwriter, actress and guitarist; Frances is the owner of publicity rights to Kurt’s image and name.
Education and early life
Frances was raised in Los Angeles solely by her mother, as her father committed suicide on 5 April 1994, when she was less than two years old; he revealed in his suicide note that he no longer felt excited when listening and creating music – a large amount of heroin was found in his body. The last time that Frances saw her father alive was on 1 April 1994, when she visited him at the rehabilitation facility Exodus Recovery Center.
Frances was named after famous Scottish singer-songwriter Frances McKee, perhaps best known for being a member of the Indie band The Vaselines; American actress and author Drew Blythe Barrymore and American singer-songwriter and artist John Michael Stipe are Frances’ godparents. Her mother was arrested on drug-related charges in October 2003, and Frances then spent a year and a half living with her grandmother.
She studied at a local high school in Los Angeles, and was mostly into singing and dancing during her time there; upon matriculating in 2010, Frances enrolled at Bard College, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in art in 2014.
Frances was only 14 years old when she launched her modelling career, posing for the British magazine “Elle” while wearing Kurt’s pajama pants and brown cardigan; then aged 16, Frances posed for the magazine “Harper’s Bazaar”. She was 19 when she modeled for Hedi Slimane’s web photo series, while the year 2016 saw her pose together with Canadian singer-songwriter Alice Glass for the magazine “Schon!”; in 2017, Frances became the face of Marc Jacobs’ Spring/Summer collection.
It’s back! Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck has returned to @HBO @hbogo! pic.twitter.com/KqD5l16CY8
— Brett Morgen (@brettmorgen) August 27, 2019
She launched her career as an artist in July 2010, when her collection of artwork ‘Scumfuck’ was exhibited at the Los Angeles gallery La Luz de Jesus; Frances used the pseudonym ‘Fiddle Tim’ for the exhibit. She took part in the art show “MiXTAPE” on 4 August 2012, using her real name, and on 7 June 2017, Frances and American artist Lindsey Way held a joint art exhibition at Pasadena’s Gallery 30 (California).
Frances also spent a year working for the magazine “Rolling Stone” as an intern, while it’s believed that she was invited to play Alice in the critically acclaimed 2010 adventure fantasy movie “Alice in Wonderland”, but which she rejected. She produced the 2015 documentary movie “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck”, which is about her father’s life.
In 2019, Frances served as a guest judge on the critically acclaimed competition show “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars”.
Frances doesn’t have a YouTube channel, but has allowed for her fan channel “Aine Cobain” to be launched; it was created on 26 February 2013 and today numbers more than 60,000 subscribers, while all of its videos combined number more than 7.4 million views. Most of these feature Frances singing and playing the guitar, and we’re about to cover the three most popular amongst these, as they’ve contributed to her popularity on the internet.
Frances’ #1 video “Angel – Frances Bean Cobain” has been watched more than 2.1 million times since 19 June 2019, and it’s her original song.
Her second most popular video “Frances talks about life without Kurt Cobain” has been watched close to a million times since 19 July 2018, and features her talking about growing up and living without a father.
Frances’ #3 video “Through Time – Frances Bean Cobain” was uploaded on 13 December 2018, has since been watched over 500,000 times, and is her original song.
Love life and relationships
Frances dislikes speaking about her love life in public, and often refuses to answer questions related to it in interviews, however, we still know about two men whom she’s dated.
She began dating American musician Isaiah Silva in either 2010 or 2011; he’s probably only known for being a member of the rock ‘n’ roll band The Eeries. The two married on 29 June 2014, but Frances filed for divorce on 23 March 2016; it was finalized on 30 November 2017.
Since 2020, she’s been in a relationship with American musician and professional skateboarder Hudson Riley Hawk, who’s perhaps only known for being the son of famous American professional skateboarder and entrepreneur Anthony Frank ‘Tony’ Hawk.
Frances hasn’t spoken of other men whom she’s maybe been with, and there are rumors circulating the internet claiming that she’s bisexual, but she’s yet to address these; she’s in a relationship with Hudson Riley Hawk as of April 2023, was once married to Isaiah Silva, and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Frances enjoys being active on Instagram, and has uploaded 50 pictures and videos onto her account, while more than 1.5 million people are following her on the social media network; most of her pictures are art which has been created by her, while others show her spending time with her friends and family members.
She’s a fan of tattoos, and has several inked onto her arms and back.
Frances is a huge cat-lover, and also likes dogs and parrots.
She’s passionate about travelling, and has been to various US states and European countries, mostly for work, while her favorite city for vacationing is Miami, Florida.
Frances has revealed that her favorite Nirvana songs are “Dumb” and “Territorial”, as well as that she prefers the bands Mercury Rev, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Oasis over Nirvana.
Helena Bonham Carter’s her favorite actress, while some of Frances’ favorite movies are “Fight Club”, “Enola Holmes 2” and “Corpse Bride”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Frances’ age is 30. She has brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) tall and weighs around 115lbs (52kgs).
Frances’ net worth’s been estimated at over $200 million, as of April 2023, nearly all of which she inherited from her father.