"For the last 20 years, I've had more looks than I care to remember," says Oprah. "Lucky me, I've been photographed and videotaped every inch of the way! I know for sure I look better now than I did 10 years ago."
Here's Oprah on the very first national broadcast of The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986.
Oprah says, "1987 was the year of big hair…"
"…As for my clothes, I was still figuring out 'what is my style?'"
"When I see old photos of myself, I really don't know what I was thinking," says Oprah. "I wore this to the Golden Globes in 1986 for The Color Purple. Somebody should have stopped me!"
"In 1988, my body got smaller," says Oprah. "But my hair doubled in size."
Through the years, Oprah has borrowed some of her favorite celebrities' hairstyles. She loved wearing her Tina Turner wig! But when Oprah interviewed Elizabeth Taylor, this look stole the show!
"Since then, the goal for me is good health," says Oprah. "I started lifting weights and eating the right foods. I started doing Pilates, hitting the treadmill hard, and my body started taking on a new shape. I like to call it my own body, mind and mood makeover."
"Just last year, I rang in number 50 feeling better than ever—that's the goal!" says Oprah. "And tell me what woman doesn't like getting a little more attention from the men in her life? The best part of all is I feel great!"
Published on February 21, 2005