Photos of 16-Year-Old Courtney Love Photographed by Jon Sievert in 1981

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When I was fourteen, I was so bloody ugly and I thought I was Kate Moss. I chased this guy named Mark Rennie, who was the hottest photographer in Portland, around, convinced him to [take pictures of me]. I had this big schnoz, I had blusher on, I’m wearing white gloves, and I [was] making new wave faces, and, like, voguing… there was a gap in my teeth, and I was 180 pounds. So if someone calls me ugly, it sort of rolls off my back because it’s not about looks, it’s about attitude—you get laid on attitude.” — Courtney Love.

A small photo set of Courtney Love was shot by Jon Sievert in 1981 when she was 16.

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