Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain's daughter gives her first-ever interview

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated September 07, 2005 08:25 AM

She may be only 13 years old, but Frances Bean Cobain knows who she is – and isn’t.

In her first press interview, the daughter of the late grunge legend Kurt Cobain and the troubled rocker Courtney Love tells Teen Vogue: “I’m a different person. I don’t want to be titled as Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain’s daughter. I want to be thought of as Frances Cobain.”

Not that her mother isn’t an influence, although the teen tempers mom’s suggestions. “She tells me to ‘live free and be free, but listen to other people’s advice,'” says Cobain. “I listen, but I don ‘t always follow it.”

Accompanying the interview are fashion photos of the 7th-grader. “I love feminine pieces,” Cobain says of her fashion sense. “My favorite color is light pink. I also like baby blue because it brings out my eyes.” Her favorite outfit is “a pretty skirt or nice jeans, basically something that matches or coordinates.”

As for her mom’s look, “I prefer when she ‘s more ‘classy starlet,'” says her daughter. “I don’t really like her hard-metal stuff, or when she doesn’t brush her hair.”