[Close-Up] Oprah Winfrey & Renee Elise Goldsberry Cover ‘ESSENCE’

Oprah Winfrey, Renee Elise Goldsberry

Photo Credit: Kwaku Alston

Oprah Winfrey and Renee Elise Doldberry are serving up a strong dose of #blackgirlmagic on their cover spread for ESSENCE April 2017. Lensed by Kwaku Alston, the stars of the upcoming HBO film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks are a vision in white as they put their melanin magic on full display for the glossy!

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Inside the spread, Oprah shines bright with a trendy low ponytail and captivating face beat while Renee pushes through with soft waves, a striking contour and fierce red lip. The actresses share their views of the many contributions of Henrietta Lacks and the importance of reviving the stories of unsung Black women.


Oprah Winfrey, Renee Elise Goldsberry

Photo Credit: Kwaku Alston

Oprah on why Henrietta Lack’s story is so important:

I’ve been intrigued by this idea of what hearing someone else’s story can do for you. It is through the stories of other African-American women that I felt my own sense of identity and came into my own power…”

Click through for more images and behind the scenes footage from the shoot!

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