These photos feature a beautiful young Whitney Houston, including a picture of her from her high school year book and many others of her in her early twenties. She is one of the best selling music artists of all time, selling around 200 million records internationally (all of her albums have reached diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification). She is also the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. Her 1985 self-titled debut album became the best-selling debut album by a woman in history. Her first acting role was in the hit film “The Bodyguard” along-side Kevin Costner; she performed a re-make of the famous Dolly Parton song “I Will Always Love You,” which became the best-selling single by a woman in music history. She also starred with Denzel Washington in “The Preacher’s Wife” and the hit film “Waiting to Exhale.” She has been the recipient of multiple awards in both categories of singing and acting. Houston was tragically found dead in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 11, 2012, and her death was mourned by millions around the world. Pay tribute to this legend by enjoying these pictures of Whitney Houston when she was young.