Wait, that isn't Whitney Houston in the iconic The Bodyguard poster?

The Bodyguard poster is among the most iconic in movie history, so much so that it's still used for memes and parodies today. But with the Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance with Somebody now showing at cinemas, people have been doing some digging and have uncovered a fun fact about the famous design for the 1992 film. 

It turns out the reason that Houston's actress and singer Rachel Marron is hiding her face in the poster isn't only because of the terror of the moment. In fact, the woman in the poster isn't actually Whitney Houston at all but a body double. Although that very nearly wasn't the case, as we'll explain if you keep reading. (Working on your own poster designs? Take a look at the best graphic design software).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.