Frances Bean Cobain (born August 18, 1992) is the daughter of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Hole singer Courtney Love.
Frances Bean Cobain was born in Los Angeles, California on August 18, 1992 to rock musician Kurt Cobain and musician/actress Courtney Love. She was named after Frances McKee, the guitarist for the Scottish indie pop duo The Vaselines. The middle name 'Bean' was chosen because Kurt thought she looked like a kidney bean on the ultrasound. Her godfather is former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, and Drew Barrymore is her godmother. Her father died when she was 20 months old and she was subsequently raised by her mother, her aunts, and her paternal grandmother.
During her kindergarten year, Cobain attended Highland Hall in Northridge, California. While her mother was filming The People Vs. Larry Flynt in Memphis, Tennessee, Frances attended The Maria Montessori School for a short time. She also enrolled at The Willows Community School, located in Culver City, for elementary school and middle school. Beginning in 2004, she attended Happy Medium School in Seattle, now called Giddens School.