Courtney Love

"Sid and Nancy," 1986<br>
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Before there was Kurt and Courtney, there was another reigning couple of rock self-destruction: the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0004608" title="Sex Pistols (music group)" href="/topic/entertainment/music/sex-pistols-%28music-group%29-PECLB0004608.topic">Sex Pistols</a>' <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0004609" title="Sid Vicious" href="/topic/entertainment/music/sid-vicious-PECLB0004609.topic">Sid Vicious</a> 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 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001736" title="Larry Flynt" href="/topic/entertainment/larry-flynt-PECLB001736.topic">Larry Flynt</a>'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 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PERLL000059" title="Jerry Falwell" href="/topic/religion-belief/jerry-falwell-PERLL000059.topic">Jerry Falwell</a>.

( Joel Zwink / For The Times )

"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.

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