Michelle Williams's Short Hair Is in 'Memorial of Somebody Who Really Loved It'

11/02/2011 at 12:00 PM ET

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She’s rocked her super-short hairstyle for a while now, and Michelle Williams says she’s not planning to lengthen her locks in the near future.

“What [daughter] Matilda would love is for her mum to grow out the cropped hair,” the actress tells Elle U.K. “Though that’s unlikely to happen any time soon.”

Though Matilda might not be happy with mom’s hair, Williams believes she’s “really grown into” her pixie cut. “I feel like myself with short hair,” she says. “And it’s been a really long time since I had long hair, five years.”

Williams reveals that her decision to go short was an intensely personal one, possibly in tribute to her former partner, Heath Ledger. “I cut it for the one straight man who has ever liked short hair,” she says, “and I wear it in memorial of somebody who really loved it.”

But Williams, who sports longer blonde hair in her upcoming film My Week With Marilyn, says the list of short-hair fans pretty much ends there. “The only people who like it are gay men and my girlfriends,” she admits. “Straight men across the board are not into this hair!”


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suzy diamond on

She looks beautiful. If it’s all about the hair with these guys then they have nothing to offer and speaks volumes about how superficial they are!

sat on

I like this comment krtmom ;) A man does have to be really real in order to groove on short hair.

Sara on

I love it on her. She’s gorgeous. I really don’t get why men are so anti-short hair, but I think all of us girls should wear our hair exactly how WE want to!

linda on


Tracey on

She’s got such a pretty face, and a cute tiny figure, so this short cropped ‘do is perfect for her. Very few could pull it off, but she rocks it

Mimi on

I love your hair!

Becky on

She is beautiful and sweet with short hair. Men are intimidated by women with short hair. Thats their loss I love having short hair. My husband said he likes my no matter how it is cut. Said he wouldnt mind if I shaved it off. Real men are happy if you are happy. Yay for short hair.

Maryanne on

I would Love to be able to rock that style. It is so cute! And looks great on her, same with Ginnifer Goodwin!

bluebuns on

Ahe is very pretty with it

julie on

That’s not a haircut for everyone. She wears it beautifully, such fresh and sweet face!

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