Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

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.

Comments

More

Obama pens moving farewell letter to the US people

“You made me a better President, and you made me a better man”

by Kayleigh Dray
20 Jan 2017

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Naomi Campbell's super throwback to Mindy Kaling's farewell

by Nicola Colyer
20 Jan 2017

Melania Trump refuses to let Donald direct her at inauguration event

He was seen barking instructions at her – but she ignored him and walked away

by Kayleigh Dray
20 Jan 2017

David Beckham confirmed for special Desert Island Discs episode

Time to find out what it’s like to be stuck on a desert island with David Beckham

by Kayleigh Dray
20 Jan 2017

Chrissy Teigen wants you to know that everyone gets stretch marks

In her words: “Whatevs.”

by Moya Crockett
20 Jan 2017

Lena Dunham talks about painful endometriosis battle in podcast

“I felt like I’d done something terribly wrong just by wanting to feel better”

by Kayleigh Dray
20 Jan 2017

Kim Kardashian joins the cast of a movie about a jewel heist

And brings Kendall Jenner along for the ride.

by Moya Crockett
19 Jan 2017

Blake Lively's important message to women during these difficult times

“You are valuable, and no one can limit you”

by Kayleigh Dray
19 Jan 2017

Watch Michelle Obama take one last look around the White House

A walk to remember.

by Moya Crockett
19 Jan 2017

Donald Trump lashes out at latest designer refusing to dress Melania

So is the fashion designer “overrated” or “nasty”? It’s time for a game of Trump-lingo bingo…

by Kayleigh Dray
19 Jan 2017