Whitney Houston: The Actress

Tonight CBS is airing We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston.  The tribute to the late singer boasts artists like Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, and Usher performing some Whitney’s well-known songs.  While Whitney is primarily known for her music career, her career in acting adds to the greatness of her life.  This is a tribute to Whitney Houston,  the actress.


The Bodyguard

While Whitney’s debut as actress was slammed by movie critics, fans of the singer hold this movie to a high standard.  The chemistry between Whitney and co-star Kevin Costner is magical.  The main reason why this movie is so well-loved is because of Whitney Houston.

Waiting to Exhale

Whitney’s next movie role was as Savannah Jackson in the film adaptation of Terry McMillan’s best selling novel, Waiting to Exhale.  While Whitney’s co-stars were praised for their roles, critics and most fans agreed that Whitney’s acting in this film was flat.

The Preacher’s Wife

This Penny Marshall film was a remake of 1947 movie, The Bishop’s Wife.  Most critics loved this movie, praising the chemistry of Whitney and Denzel Washington and Whitney’s singing.

Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Whitney played Fairy Godmother to Brandy’s Cinderella in this made-for-television musical.  This musical became another favorite of Whitney fans.