Whitney Houston wax works unveiled

Updated: Feb 07, 2013, 13:41 PM IST

Los Angeles: Whitney Houston is all set to be immortalised after Madame Tussauds officials unveiled images of four new waxworks of the tragic singer.

The tribute to the star, who died a year ago on the eve of the Grammy Awards, marks the first time in 200 years that museum bosses have simultaneously created so many different figures of the same person, reported People magazine.

The waxworks were created in London, but they will be displayed at museums in separate cities, according to insiders.

The singer`s manager and sister-in-law Pat Houston says, "We were extremely honoured when Madame Tussauds approached us about doing four figures of Whitney from different points in her 30-year career. This is something we are excited to do for the fans."

Houston performing the national anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl is going to Washington, DC`s Tussauds; Hollywood will get her in her 1992 movie `The Bodyguard`; Las Vegas will display the young Houston as seen in her 1988 video for `I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)`; and New York will exhibit a more recent likeness of the singer, from a 2009 photo shoot for her final studio album.

"She was a true and rare talent, and we are exceedingly proud to be adding her wax likeness to our attractions in the United States," said Rosemary Preta, director of marketing, Midway USA, Merlin Entertainment Group.