#50 Oprah Winfrey
Year Photo Taken: 1975
Only Oprah Winfrey can carry chunky earrings, big hair, and an oversized button-down with this much poise and elegance. Poised to sit down with the hosts of Saturday Night Live in 1975, the talk show queen is all smiles and looks lovely as ever.
A few years (and haircuts) later, she went on the take over the world with her charismatic hosting skills and built one of the most successful empires the world has ever seen. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Oprah Effect.