1. Oprah's Wildest Dream Comes True!
This past weekend Oprah made her own wildest dream come true! Oprah threw a spectacular event to honor African-American women who have paved the way for others. She spent a year planning the Legends Ball, an extravagant, glitzy, glamorous black-and-white gala—and it was truly one of the greatest moments of her life.
2. The Bacara Resort and Spa
Just four days ago the crew started their heavy lifting to transform the Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California, into a fantasy ballroom. It was amazing!
3. Oprah at the Legends Ball
For this grand event, the honored guests deserved a platinum walk!
Oprah makes her grand entrance.
4. Coretta Scott King
The very elegant Coretta Scott King is escorted to the ball.
5. Maya Angelou
Oprah's dear friend Maya Angelou attends the Legends Ball.
6. Cicely Tyson
Academy Award®-nominated actress Cicely Tyson.
7. Tina Turner
She's simply the best! Music icon Tina Turner
makes her way to the ball.
8. Diana Ross
From singing to acting, Diana Ross still reigns supreme.
9. Sidney Poitier
Is there a bigger acting legend than Sidney Poitier?
10. Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett, who played Tina Turner in What's Love Got to Do With It, has become a legend in her own right.
11. Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee, acclaimed actress, activist and wife of the late Ossie Davis, makes her entrance.
12. Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson has never strayed from far from her tremendous jazz singing.
It was a night filled with dancing and tributes—and a lot of love! Other guests included Della Reese, Anita Baker, Janet Jackson, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Diane Sawyer, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Senator Barack and Michelle Obama, Usher, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Wayans family, André Leon Talley, Mariah Carey, Ashanti, Halle Berry, Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee and Roberta Flack.
Published on May 16, 2005