Australian heart-throb Heath Ledger and his fiancee Michelle Williams are first-time parents, after welcoming the arrival of their baby girl, MATILDA, on Friday (28OCT05).

Former DAWSON'S CREEK beauty Williams, 25, gave birth in Brooklyn, New York, where the screen stars share a recently-purchased $2 million (GBP1.1 million) home.

According to reports circulating Australia, the trio will travel to Sydney once promotional commitments for their movie, Brokeback Mountain, have wrapped

The couple met on the Canadian set of the film last year (05), which is set to debut in the US on 9 December (05).