A FORMER friend to the stars of Hollywood celebrated her 100th birthday in the Wee County on Sunday afternoon.

Louisa Wilson currently resides in Beechwood Care Home and reached the remarkable milestone surrounded by her friends and family as care home staff threw her a party in recognition of the achievement.

The centenarian, who grew and lived in the southside of Glasgow, worked as a personal assistant for a gentleman in Glasgow who ran cinemas all over Scotland.

And according to Louisa's niece's husband Kenneth Sutherland, she became friendly with the biggest names from Hollywood including Frank Sinatra and Oliver Hardy.

Louisa's brushes with fame have become public knowledge with her care staff, too, and they recognised that with a Hollywood-themed birthday cake on the big day.

It was a day she cherished, too, according to Kenneth, he said: "It went superbly well. The ladies from the care home were very excited about it all.

"The chef and all his team had prepared sandwiches and a lot of food for the day.

"There was a lot of people there – around 30 – including deputy provost Donald Balsillie and Lord Lieutenant Johnny Stewart.

"Louisa worked for a gentleman with cinemas in Scotland and all the big names would come to Glasgow in order to promote their films. She remembers all of that stuff."

Louisa, who never married or had children in her life, was amazed this week when the loving family told her she was about to reach the incredible age of 100.

Kenneth said: "We spoke to her earlier this week about turning 100 and she was astonished. That is one of the issues with dementia.

"She really enjoyed her day, although she obviously got quite tired by it all.

"We would like to lavish praise on all the staff at the Beechwood Care Home – they were brilliant with everything for her."