Michelle Williams: Why I keep my hair short
November 2nd, 2011
04:31 PM ET

Michelle Williams: Why I keep my hair short

According to the new issue of British Elle, Michelle Williams has a good reason for keeping her pixie hairstyle. The actress seems to suggest to the magazine that her cropped cut is a memorial of her ex, the late Heath Ledger, according to the U.K.'s Telegraph.

The “My Week With Marilyn” star graces the cover of British Elle's December issue, and spills on her signature style and the sentimental reason behind it.

“I've really grown into it - I feel like myself with short hair,” Michelle says of her blonde pixie. “And it's been a really long time since I had long hair, five years.”

Williams, 31, says she realizes that heterosexual guys generally prefer her with longer hair (as does her six year-old daughter Matilda), but that doesn’t faze her. "Straight men across the board are not into this hair!" she says.

Despite the pixie’s unpopularity with potential paramours, Michelle insinuates that her hair is a tribute to her daughter’s dad, Heath Ledger, who passed away in 2008.

"I cut it for the one straight man who has ever liked short hair and I wear it in memorial of somebody who really loved it," she shares.

Read more in the December issue of British Elle, on stands now.

soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. hafiizoh

    Thanks for the Thanks for the feedback The 9 tchgnoloeies have a greater effect than just HEPA or just ionic I Appreciate your response

    March 14, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. a

    I think this is a really sweet thing to do. She really loved Heath and this shows it. I have a friend who lost a boyfriend she had a baby with and she still can't date anyone. She doesn't want to date anyone. Everyone grieves at their own pace. Some take a longer time. One day maybe Michelle will be ready.

    November 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. what

    i think shes talking about her new beau fukanaga not ledger.
    @knieval :stfu ledger doesnt even have a body

    November 2, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Evel Knievel

    How long is she going to live off Ledger's corpse?

    November 2, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. David Smith

    Sorry Michelle but you're not pretty enough to rock the short due.Now Emma Watson beautiful and Halle Berry classic s@xy.

    November 2, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. artie

    Short hair is easier to wash out the man goo too.

    November 2, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Evel Knievel

    Next up, "Why I Cut My Fingernails" and "Why I Wipe My A55 After I Drop a Deuce" and "Why I Scratch My Balls When They Itch"

    November 2, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. SkinheadRob

    Looks kinda long to me... She'd look super hot with a feather cut / chelsea.

    November 2, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Greedo

    I think she keeps it short because she wants to make sure that she looks as manly as Janeane Garofalo as humanly possible.

    November 2, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. emily2


    November 2, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Himanshu

      Can you clean each Can you clean each of those 9 layers?, lis it wblhaase??, if not.. how can you clean them if they are already covered in dirt that they have filtered???<??

      March 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |

    Crappiest story ever...

    November 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. I

    The alphabet, what fun!

    November 2, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
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    November 2, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. g

    I don't normally like short hair, but it looks good on her face.

    November 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Benjamin

    I love short-haired women. Love seeing their necks, makes me want to kiss it... without hair getting in the way. Yum!

    November 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Wanderer81

    I'm straight honey...I like it!

    November 2, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  17. tye

    Wow! How touching! 🙂

    November 2, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Rob J.

    Aahhhh,who cares.

    November 2, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  19. tricia

    I think she keeps it short because short hair is pretty. I keep mine short. Plus it is easy to take care of and isnt so warm/hot. btw I YAM FIIIIIRRRRSTY : ) : )

    November 2, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |

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