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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Tully on

Oh I love her short hair too! She looks radiant, sweet and confident.

JAMTX on

Not many people can pull that hair cut off…she is very pretty!

Lynnie on

You are v beautiul with short hair. Keep it and I will take this picture to my hairdresser tomorrow!

Guest12 on

right on! love it, but I agree. when I had a pixie, the only people who loved it were EXACTLY those she mentioned!

J on

Lynnie I bet your stylist will try to talk you out of it.

Susan on

She looks awesome in this hair cut. She shouldn’t change it.

angela on

Only women with truly beautiful faces look good with short hair. She is one of them.

Rachel on

I totally think that she OWNS this haircut! And it’s sweet that she’s kept it in memory of her daughter’s father.

Carmellia on

Truly a perfect haircut for her pretty face. She radiates sweetness….now add some small pearl ear bobs.

krtmom on

I’ve had short hair for years and recently men have been complimenting me on it. They find it sexy! Only real men like women with short hair!!!

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