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Oprah Winfrey: A life in pictures

Oprah Winfrey said an emotional goodbye and thanks to her millions of fans in the final episode of her US chat show last night (Wednesday 25 May), bringing the curtain down on a 25-year reign of life-changing TV. Often cited as one of the most influential women of the planet, Oprah's career is as varied as it is awe-inspiring: from queen of chat to TV pioneer, brand merchant supreme to celebrity confidante, charity crusader to holder of peoples' hearts.

Little wonder that she is often urged by her many followers (or Oprahphiles) to run for president; championing a plethora of good causes, creating a near-hysterical frenzy of enthusiasm wherever she goes and asking the questions other people can't or won't are just some of Oprah's many talents.

Click on the images below to launch our gallery of her amazing life in pictures.



People share messages of defiance after Manchester terror attack

“Don't be afraid. Dance until you're dizzy”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
23 May 2017

The Royal Family thank people of Manchester following terror attack

“I would like to express my admiration for the way the people of Manchester have responded”

by Amy Swales
23 May 2017

Theresa May responds to Manchester terror attack

“Britain's spirit will never be broken”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
23 May 2017

“We stand by your side”: the world responds to the Manchester attack

“We can do little more, but we are here. Solidarity has no frontiers.“

by Kayleigh Dray
23 May 2017

Pippa Middleton’s wedding: all the pictures

The gown, the guests, the royal bridal party

21 May 2017

Gal Gadot explains why the new Wonder Woman is a feminist film

"People have a misconception about what feminism is"

by Moya Crockett
19 May 2017

Robin Wright is still receiving less pay for House of Cards role

She believed she was awarded the same pay as Kevin Spacey in 2016

by Jasmine Andersson
18 May 2017

“How renting out my spare room changed my life”

Four women reveal the transformative experiences they had through Airbnb

by Amy Swales
18 May 2017

Jennifer Lawrence has the best response to leaked pole dancing video

“I'm not going to apologise, I had a BLAST"

by Sarah Biddlecombe
18 May 2017

Solange Knowles writes powerful open letter to her teenage self

The star has a few words to say on the power of the female

18 May 2017