Michelle Williams. (Matt Sayles/AP)

“What Matilda would love is for her mum to grow out the cropped hair, though that's unlikely to happen any time soon,” the Oscar nominated actress told British Elle. “I've really grown into it - I feel like myself with short hair ... Of course, the only people who like it are gay men and my girlfriends. Straight men across the board are not into this hair!”

But there was one heterosexual male who did fancy this style: her daughter’s father, Heath Ledger. And therein lies the extremely touching and sad reason why she plans to keep her hair short:

“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.”

There you have it folks: the world’s saddest haircut.

(Hat tip The Look)