Pop Queens Who’ve Taken Their Talents To the Big Screen

  • Cyndi Lauper in Vibes

    [Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures]

  • Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard

    [Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures]

  • Janet Jackson in Poetic Justice

    [Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures]

  • Alanis Morissette in Dogma

    [Photo Credit: Lionsgate Films]

  • Brandy in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

    [Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures]

  • Mariah Carey in Glitter

    [Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox]

  • Britney Spears in Crossroads

    [Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures]

  • Beyonce in Austin Powers in Goldmember

    [Photo Credit: New Line Cinema]

  • Jessica Simpson in The Dukes of Hazzard

    [Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures]

  • Alicia Keys in Smokin’ Aces

    [Photo Credit: Universal Pictures]

  • Christina Aguilera in Burlesque

    [Photo Credit: De Line Pictures]

  • Taylor Swift in Valentine’s Day

    [Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures]

  • Katy Perry in Smurfs

    [Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures]

  • Rihanna in Battleship

    [Photo Credit: Universal Pictures]

  • Lady Gaga in Machete Kills

    [Photo Credit: Quick Draw Productions]

Now that the VH1 Pop Queen Faceoff is well underway, let’s take some time to draw attention to your favorite divas on the silver screen. We’re putting the spotlight on the various film debuts of some of these stars like Beyoncé, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga. From The Smurfs to Burlesque, these movies featured the multi-talented singers who had the guts to try their hand at acting. Remember when Whitney Houston sang “I Will Always Love You” in The Bodyguard? Did you catch Taylor Swift playing a high school sweetheart in Valentine’s Day?

Take a look at the gallery above to see which acting roles the pop queens took on; some may surprise you. Also, don’t forget to vote for your favorite diva in the battles!

So who is the ultimate pop queen? Allow the VH1 staff to stan for their faves.

[Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures]