Oprah assumes a strange place in our society, she ranks above most celebrities but just under the President. The talkshow presenter has interviewed some of the most high profile celebrities so we took a look at her ten best interviews. Also, she perfected the art of the introduction.
1. Whitney Houston
The troubled superstar granted an interview to Oprah following seven years of refusing to be go in front of a talkshow host. The interview has now taken on an eery significance.
2. Lisa Marie Presley
Following the death of ex husband, Michael Jackson, Lisa Marie kept quiet about her feelings on the issue. She broke her silence with Oprah
3. Michael Jackson
Famously, Michael Jackson gave very few interviews. Oprah was one of the few interviewers he granted access to his life, marriage and home.
4. Lance Armstrong
The former winner of the Tour de France confessed that the doping allegations which he had been accused of, were all completely true.
Beyonce revealed details of her personal life in her documentary which she had never revealed before. Of course, Oprah was on hand for a pre screening interview. She also took to the couch for a post analysis.
The singer had kept mum about the infamous Chris Brown incident… Until Oprah got her on the couch.
7. Oprah’s Long Lost Sister
Oprah discovered that she had a step sister she never knew about and decided the best place to work out the family situation. This actually proved to be one of the sweetest interviews on the talkshow
8. Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
Royal family interviews have always proved to be the most popular, particularly in the case of Diana. Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York gave this candid interview to Oprah following her split from Prince Andrew.
9. Ellen DeGeneres
The Talkshow Princess gave a very honest interview regarding her sexual orientation. Speculation had been following the star for years but Oprah was the first interviewer Ellen admitted she was a lesbian to.
10. Tom Cruise
This. Just this.
Hello. Mr. President. Want to drop round for a cup of tea?