Whitney Houston 1963-2012

Whitney Houston: Her Life in Pictures

From her record-breaking music career to her ongoing personal struggles, look back at the superstar's defining moments


Despite her reservations, Houston took another film role, this time starring alongside Denzel Washington in 1996's The Preacher's Wife. The family drama, about the troubled marriage between a reverend and his gospel choir mistress, earns her a reported $10 million paycheck. The weeks leading up to the film's December release are turbulent, with Houston denying her own union is in trouble and, more tragically, suffering a miscarriage.