When award-winning actor and Hollywood heartthrob Heath Ledger passed away in January 2008, he left behind a young daughter, Matilda, who was then just barely two years old.
These days, Matilda Rose Ledger is all grown up. She’s eight years old, and lives in New York City with her actress mother, Michelle Williams. Earlier this month, photographers caught up with the adorable duo as Michelle was picking up her daughter at school in Brooklyn.
The two walked hand and hand down the street. Michelle, dressed in black leather pants and a loose-fitting shirt, carried a black bag and hid her eyes under a pair of sunglasses. Matilda was sporting a white t-shirt bearing the image of Glinda from The Wizard of Oz, along with dark pants and a silver necklace.
But take one look at her face, and there’s no doubt whose daughter little Matilda is. Her hair is long and blonde, her features are feminine, but those sweet brown eyes couldn’t be more similar to her father’s.
Heath and Michelle met on the set of Brokeback Mountain, and the Aussie dreamboat and his American love welcomed baby Matilda on October 28, 2005.
What do you think: Does eight-year-old Matilda look more like her mother or her father? Either way, it’s pretty hard to go wrong when you have a gene pool like Matilda’s.