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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tracie on

I love this style on her,she has the perfect face for it.Shes right,not many people can pull it off, but she can.

Deanna on

I think she looks beautiful! I LOVE her short hair and I think it an awesome tribute to Heath! My husband LOVES my hair short just like this! I have grown it out several times and he’s always the one who says, “Why don’t you cut it all off?” Says a lot about a man . . . Hair shouldn’t matter :)

Judy on

I love her look. She is cute and has a head shape and type of hair suited for this style. I for one, am so tired of the long (too long in most cases) hair of the month club. Everyone and I mean everyone on TV or in the bags have pretty much the exact same hair do and I’m sure the vast majority have weaves or extensions. All it does is take away the idividuality of the person and only makes them to be cookie cutters of the next gal. Sickening and I wish the fad would fade away.

Merlin on

I do not favor short hair on women: thru times, men have always found long hair sexy, BUT, she is a beautiful woman (inside and out) and it fits her perfectly.

Nadia on

I’ve seen her with long hair and now I’ve seen her with short hair. She was born to wear her hair short. She looks fabulous!!

JoanneK on

I love it too!! It looks so great on her. I wish I could pull it off, I’d do it in a second. SO cute!

NIkki on

I love her hair short! It looks so cute! <3<3

heather on

you have to have such a unique, perfect face to pull of a pixie cut which she does so beautifully. She looks gorgeous!

Straight Guy who like short hair on girls on

I like short hair on girls… maybe you should hang around a better class of guy… or maybe just stop hanging out with short sited american guys…

Steve on

I’m also a straight guy who adores short hair. I’m sick of long hair. Everywhere I look it’s there and it’s boring. Bring on the short hair!

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