Heath Ledger’s daughter Matilda is the spitting image of her late father in rarely seen photos

Heath Ledger’s daughter looks a lot like her father.

Matilda, who was only two years old when her father died in 2008, has become the spitting image of Heath in the 15 years since his untimely death.

Now 17, the student, whose mother is actress Michelle Williams, looks just like the 10 Things I Hate About You actress in recent photos, having inherited her father’s wavy sandy hair and strong facial features.

Heath Ledger's daughter looks a lot like her father.  Matilda, who was just two years old when her father died in 2008, has become the spitting image of Heath in the 13 years since his untimely death.  She is pictured in 2019 with her mother Michelle Williams.

Heath Ledger’s daughter looks a lot like her father. Matilda, who was just two years old when her father died in 2008, has become the spitting image of Heath in the 13 years since his untimely death. She is pictured in 2019 with her mother Michelle Williams.

And it seems the uncanny resemblance doesn’t end there, as Heath’s dad Kim previously revealed that Matilda is also carrying on his legacy with her personality.

‘She has a tremendous amount of her mannerisms. She is very curious, she has the energy of her, because Heath never slept since she was two and Matilda is like that,” Kim previously told The Project.

‘I mean, she just has this ball of energy and radiates this little aura. Heath was a bit like that. So he’s really fabulous.

Last year, the star, who currently lives in New York with her mother, stepfather Thomas Kail and a two-year-old brother, expressed interest in traveling to Australia to meet her father’s side of the family.

A spitting image: Matilda bears a striking resemblance to the 10 Things I Hate About You actor in recent photos, as she inherited her father's wavy sandy hair and strong facial features.  In the photo: Heath Ledger in 2001

Pictured: Matilda Ledger in 2019

Matilda bears a striking resemblance to the 10 Things I Hate About You actor in recent photos, as she inherited her father’s wavy sandy hair and strong facial features. Left: Heath in 2001; right: Matilda in 2019

“Michelle is extremely protective of Matilda and has gone to great lengths to shield her from public life, but has gone along with Matilda’s wishes,” a source told Women’s Day.

She knows how Heath died and how much he loved her. Not to mention how much her family loves her and that she always has a home with them,” the source added.

In March 2012, a source claimed that Matilda had also recently sparked an interest in one of Heath’s old hobbies: chess.

“Heath was obsessed with chess, and now Matilda is getting pretty good at it. She even has her father’s old chess board of hers,” the source told New Idea.

‘Matilda has the skills to become a Grand Master. michelle [Williams] he thinks this is a great thing and will prevent him from doing anything good.

In 2019, Michelle gave fans an update on her life raising Matilda as a single mom, on what would have been Heath’s 40th birthday.

'She has an enormous amount of her mannerisms': The uncanny resemblance doesn't stop there, as Heath's dad Kim previously revealed that Matilda is also carrying on his legacy with her personality.  Pictured: Matilda Ledger in October 2009

‘She has an enormous amount of her mannerisms’: The uncanny resemblance doesn’t stop there, as Heath’s dad Kim previously revealed that Matilda is also carrying on his legacy with her personality. Pictured: Matilda Ledger in October 2009

Appearing on Live With Kelly and Ryan, the Dawson’s Creek actress described her experience as a mother as: “So far, so good.”

The four-time Oscar nominee admitted she was preparing for Matilda’s teenage years, which can be a notoriously difficult time in any young person’s life.

“Every morning we wake up and I look to see if the transformation has happened and if it’s become the next level that I keep hearing about, but as of now, we haven’t gotten there yet,” he said.

Decline: Reportedly an on-and-off drug user for years, things came to a head when Heath was juggling too many movies, including his latest role The Dark Knight, with too little sleep and began to rely on various cocktails of recipes to close your mind.  switched off

Decline: Reportedly an on-and-off drug user for years, things came to a head when Heath was juggling too many movies, including his latest role The Dark Knight, with too little sleep and began to rely on various cocktails of recipes to close your mind. switched off

Michelle was in a relationship with Heath from 2004 until late 2007. The couple welcomed their only child, Matilda, in October 2005.

Heath died in a New York City apartment on January 22, 2008, following an accidental overdose following months of mental and physical exhaustion.

Reportedly an on-off drug user for years, things came to a head when he was juggling too many movies, including his latest role, The Dark Knight, with too little sleep and began to rely on various prescription cocktails for disconnect your mind

‘I couldn’t stop thinking. My body was exhausted and my mind was still working,” he told the New York Times in an interview in November, just two months before he died at the age of 28.

It was discovered that he had taken a lethal combination of six drugs: two types of narcotics, two types of anti-anxiety drugs, and two types of sleeping medications.

Author: Himanshu Seth

This is Himanshu Seth years of experience in the field of journalism, Himanshu Seth heads the editorial operations of the Elite News as the Executive Editor.

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