Flashback Friday: Whitney Houston’s Final Scene in ‘The Bodyguard’ (VIDEO)

Kethlene Jean-Jacques / August 17, 2012

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Whitney Houston may be gone, but she will never be forgotten.

The legendary singer died at the early age of 48, leaving behind one final project playing on the big screen now.

Sparkle — Houston’s last feature film — will treat moviegoers and fans of the vocalist to one last never-before-seen look at the diva.

What was Houston’s breakthrough role?

In memory of the beloved superstar’s final bow, Celebuzz tributes Houston by circling back to her very first acting gig in the romantic thriller The Bodyguard.

Houston starting her recording career in the 1980s, but it wasn’t until 1992 that she took on Hollywood.

Starring opposite Kevin Costner, Houston played Rachel Marron — an extremely successful, Oscar-winning singer-actress who took the world by storm — a persona not unlike the real performer.

Plagued by crazed stalkers and death threats, Houston’s character hired Frank Farmer (Costner) as her personal bodyguard — commencing in an epic, interracial romance.

Houston’s big screen debut proved that she could wow the crowd with both live musical performances and film scripts.

While the film was well-received by viewers, it was The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack album that took home the gold.

The Grammy Award-winning CD, largely dominated by Houston songs, was wildly successful — prompting her to do a worldwide concert tour.

Houston later went on star in subsequent movies like 1995’s Waiting to Exhale, and The Preacher’s Wife, 1996.

Celebuzz went back into the movie archives to find a clip of The Bodyguard’s famous ending.

Though the two must part ways, Rachel and Frank share a heartfelt goodbye, as Rachel (Houston) belts out the beautiful ballad, “I Will Always Love You” for this classic scene.

Watch the clip above to remember Whitney Houston’s unparalleled career.