Oprah Winfrey media mogul, talk show host and considered to be the most influential woman on U.S. Television is due to take a bow as the last episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show draws to an end.
The show was first aired in 1986 and 25 years later Oprah has become a household name in U.S. Through her candid discussions on sensitive issues, gift distribution and makeover sessions she had become a prophet of self-emancipation.
Winfrey's own journey is a rag to riches story. She was born to a poor, single mother in rural Kosciusko, Mississippi, where she grew up without a television and ultimately at age 19 became the first female African-American news anchor.
While the show would be coming to an end she will continue to focus on her cable channel OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network)
Here is collection of photos which showcases her many faces over the years: