"The is no such thing as failure," said Oprah. "Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction."
In the June 2013 issue of ESSENCE magazine, cover stars Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry describe the ways they've helped and inspired each other through the years.
The 2013 ESSENCE Festival headliner opens up about her relationship with her father and more.
A few things are evident about ESSENCE's Black Women in Hollywood class of 2013: they're driven with purpose, have incredible presence onscreen, and you can always count on them to steal the show. Between them we've counted three Oscar nominations, 11 Emmys and 11 NAACP Image Awards. This year's honorees—Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Mara Brock Akil, Gabrielle Union, Naomie Harris and Quvenzhane Wallis—have given us plenty to be proud of onscreen and behind the scenes. Here's some of our favorite moments of these honorees from the big and small screen.