On this Christmas Day, what better woman to revisit on this blog than the star of the The Preacher's Wife, the 1990s remake of The Bishop's Wife?
Whitney Houston continues to try to get her performing career back on track after years of derailings caused by her personal destructive behavior. Never mind that - let's hope for happier times for her in the future.
The above picture is from 1984, from happier times past - and a year before she released her debut pop album.
Earlier in 2011, it was announced that Houston will produce and star in a remake of the 1976 movie Sparkle, about a trio of sisters who go from singing gospel to becoming a successful girl group on the pop charts.