Oprah Winfrey's empire, which includes a hit talk show, TV production company and popular magazine has earned her a new title - as the top Pop Culture Icon.

American cable network VH1 counts down the 200 GREATEST POP CULTURE ICONS this week (ends25JUL03), and billionaire Winfrey has landed on top of the pile.

Among criteria to be considered an icon are whether the celebrity is recognisable on a first-name only basis and whether you can dress up as them for Halloween.

The top 10 is as follows:

1. OPRAH WINFREY

2. Superman

3. Elvis Presley

4. Lucille Ball

5. Tom Cruise

6. Marilyn Monroe

7. Madonna

8. Michael Jordan

9. DIANA, Princess Of Wales

10. Michael Jackson

21/07/2003 21:28