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Friday Fame: Michelle Williams

"All the mistakes, all the good times and bad, have really shaped me and changed me."

I first saw Michelle in the 2005 film The Baxter where she starred opposite Michael Showalter (also the film's writer and director). I thought she was charming, understated, quirky and honest; and a fondness for her sprung instantaneously. The two-time Oscar nominee has seen a lot of success since – and before - The Baxter, from big budget Hollywood films like her most recent Blue Valentine to her early work as a regular cast member on the drama serial Dawson’s Creek. Her upcoming projects are no less varied than her past work: she will be playing Glinda the good witch in Disney's upcoming Oz, the Great and Powerful as well as the iconic Marilyn Monroe for this year's My Week with Marilyn, a film about the time Marilyn spent filming The Prince and the Showgirl with Laurence Olivier (to be played by Kenneth Branagh).

Aside from her striking performances, Michelle also has a gamine beauty and understated style that's just as eye-catching. Here are some of my favorite looks she's rocked in the past...

2009 - Independent Spirit Awards

2010 - Cannes Film Festival

2010 - BFI London Film Festival
(Check out the two-patterned pumps!)

2011 - New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2011 – Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Of her personal style Michelle says her wardrobe boasts, "A lot of trousers, vintage beaded sweaters, with the occasional pink one. Funny T-shirts, a favourite pair of motorcycle boots. My black leather BCBG pants. I feel like a rock star [in them]. I have a lot of ballet slipper-type shoes I got in New York for $6." Proof of how eclectic and adventurous her style is!

-Casee Marie

Thanks to Michelle Williams Online for the pictures used in this post.