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Courtney Love

"Sid and Nancy," 1986 Before there was Kurt and Courtney, there was another reigning couple of rock self-destruction: the Sex Pistols' Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen, whose volatile relationship was immortalized in this 1986 Alex Cox film. Love auditioned for the role of Nancy, proclaiming on a self-made video, "I am Nancy." Cox gave the part to Chloe Webb but wrote a small part for Love in the film. Love later played Larry Flynt's stripper-turned-wife, Althea, in "The People vs. Larry Flynt," a biopic about Flynt's rise to porn royalty and his legal battle against evangelist Jerry Falwell. Joel Zwink / For The Times
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