“I really, honestly think that anybody who is openly gay and visible is powerful,” de Rossi tells writer Shana Naomi Krochmal. “It doesn’t matter what you do, you are impacting people.”

Of her relationship with wife Ellen DeGeneres – who, incidentally, ranks second in the magazine’s “Power 50” list, which can be found in the same issue — de Rossi notes, “We’ve settled into happily married life. We really support each other in whatever we’re doing and we’re incredibly happy, which is why you don’t see us in the press so much.”

DeGeneres took to Twitter to share her own shots on the new issue:

Check out some photos below, and then click here to read the full interview with Portia de Rossi.

Photography by Kai Z Feng. Styling by Grant Woolhead

Photography by Kai Z Feng. Styling by Grant Woolhead

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Photography by Kai Z Feng. Styling by Grant Woolhead

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Photography by Kai Z Feng. Styling by Grant Woolhead

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Photography by Kai Z Feng. Styling by Grant Woolhead