Whitney Houston is set to make history from beyond the grave 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.

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."

The wax figures will be unveiled to the public in New York on Thursday (07Feb13).