Australian actor Heath Ledger was overwhelmed by the superiority of the female sex when he saw his partner Michelle Williams give birth to their daughter MATILDA last month (28OCT05).

THE BROTHERS GRIMM star, 26, is thrilled with their new arrival but insists he has "never felt so useless" as when he saw his Williams perform the miracle of life.

He says, "Witnessing this innate, primal strength and determination that's injected into women when they have to push out a baby is just the most spectacular thing."