23 MAY 2008

Although Brokeback Mountain actress Michelle Williams has been keeping a low profile following the death of her former fiancé Heath Ledger in January, she's made a last minute dash to the Cannes Film Festival. Appearing on the red carpet for the first time since the 28-year-old passed away, Michelle attended the premiere of her new film Wendy And Lucy.

"It was decided on Monday night that she could come to Cannes," said a spokesperson. "She got on the next plane to arrive just in time. She came in and had a long nap and then came to the screening."

The 27-year-old - who has a daughter, Matilda, by the late Ten Things I Hate About You star - was stunning at the Thursday premiere in a vintage Chanel haute couture gown.

She's expected to remain in the South of France until Friday night promoting another of her films, comedy flick Synecdoche, New York.

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Mum-of-one Michelle jetted to Cannes at the last minute to attend her first red carpet event since the death of her former fiancé Photo: © Getty Images Click on photo to enlarge
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