Skip over navigation
Advanced Search

Catherine Zeta-Jones flies in for grandmother's 91st birthday

Last updated at 19:07pm on 22nd February 2008

Comments Comments (1)

Valley girl: Catherine Zeta-Jones returned home to Wales to celebrate her grandmother's 91st birthday in Ravenhill, Swansea yesterday

Enlarge the image

Since marrying Michael Douglas over seven years ago, Catherine Zeta-Jones has rarely been seen in her native Wales.

Yesterday, however, the former Darling Buds of May actress took time out of her busy LA schedule to return to her roots.

Catherine, 38, flew to Wales to pay tribute to her paternal grandmother Zeta, who was celebrating her 91st birthday in Swansea with her family.

She was not accompanied by her film star husband Michael Douglas, 62, or their two children Dylan, seven, and Carys, four.

The rest of the family are thought to have remained at their home in Bermuda.

As befits an Oscar-winning actress, Catherine oozed glamour as she flew back to her humble roots, dressed in head to toe in black leather and high heeled shoes.

She arrived at Swansea's Fairwood Airport in the early hours of Thursday morning on a private jet.

Catherine was met by her businessman father David 'Dai' Jones and later headed to see her grandmother at her home in Ravenhill, Swansea, with her mother Pat.

Scroll down for more...

Namesake: The star left the Hollywood glitz behind for a few days to spend time with her paternal grandmother, whose full name is Zeta Jones

The two then spent around an hour with her grandmother.

Famously, 38-year-old Catherine took her stage name Zeta from her grandmother, who got the unusual name from a boat her great-grandfather once sailed in.

Comment Add your comment Comments (1)

Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below?

What a wonderful head of hair Zeta has at 91. Looking at Catherine's, it seems she has inherited the same hair genes!

- Kate, Worcs

Add your comment


make text area biggerYou have  characters left.

Mail to a friend Print story Read later


©2008 Associated Newspapers Ltd · Terms & Conditions · Privacy
Femail chelsy davy

Pack your party frocks Chelsy, Harry's home
Prince Harry was reunited with his girlfriend Chelsy Davy last night at a party to celebrate his safe return from Afghanistan
Harry flirted so much with girl Harrier pilot we told him: ‘Get a room.’ ‘Does that count as the Mile High Club?’ he said

Hugh Grant

Is this the poshest Carlsberg drinker in the world?
For most A-list stars, a pre-dinner drink might be a glass of vintage bubbly or maybe an exotic cocktail. But for Hugh Grant it appears that a simple can of Carlsberg is a perfectly adequate appetiser

Marion Cotillard

'9/11 attacks made up,' says French best actress Oscar-winner
Actress Marion Cotillard has sparked a political row after accusing America of fabricating the 9/11 attacks. The 32-year-old has openly questioned the truth behind the terrorist atrocity in an interview broadcast on a French website

Cheryl

Cheryl 'demands public apology from Ashley - or its over'
The Girls Aloud star is insisting the footballer must publicly admit and apologise for his romp with a hairdresser

Scarlett Johansson

Sexy Scarlett sees red over 'grungy teenager' remark
Scarlett Johansson treated some set technicians to the sharp side of her tongue when she overheard them discussing her appearance

Kelly

Wedding bells set to ring for sultry Kelly Brook
After a lot of setbacks, Kelly and Billy Zane come back from Thailand finally planning to tie the knot later this year

prince william and kate

It's going to be all white: Wills and Kate plan a romantic snowy getaway
While the spotlight is on Prince Harry returning from Afghanistan, brother William is busy planning a skiing trip with girlfriend Kate Middleton

Emma Mills

'I gave my children a murderer for a father,' says former partner of 'Bus-stop stalker'
The woman who endured nine years with Levi Bellfield and bore him three children tells of his terrible cruelty
'I snatched Milly Dowler and then burned the evidence,' confessed bus stop killer Levi Bellfield


DON'T MISS...

Jade

Jade Goody flashes some unsightly flesh

In an understated black dress, Jade looked the picture of sophistication... until she clambered into her car
Pavarotti

Opera star Luciano Pavarotti died with debts of more than £12 million

Papers reveal the complex state of star's financial affairs - as the women in his life argue over their inheritance
paris

Paris leaves little to the imagination in sexy photo-shoot

Paris Hilton poses in just a hat and a skimpy pair of shorts in her latest raunchy magazine shoot
Paris and Guru

The latest fashion must-have? Paris takes her guru shopping

The unlikely duo were spotted wandering around LA, taking time to pop into a spiritual book shop
Amy

What has caused Amy Winehouse strangely bruised face?

A mysterious lump has appeared on Amy's face - leaving her with a swollen left cheek
Craig

Health and safety Bond is back: 007 Daniel Craig dons a lifejacket again

It's safety first for the actor and his girlfriend during a boat trip as he films new Bond movie
Chefs

Ramsay tried to buy my restaurant on the cheap, says I'm A Celebrity chef

John Burton Race says that as he faced financial ruin Ramsay tried to buy his restaurant for a bargain price
farrell

Colin Farrell admits his latest addiction ... to steam baths with strange Russian men while covered in honey

The Irish actor kicked his deadly drug habit and found a new addiction instead
bag lady

Why the gigantic bag is this season's must-have

Celebrities from Hollywood to London like nothing better than to parade their handbags – and now, it seems, the bigger the better
coleen

High rollers: Coleen McLoughlin steps out AGAIN with her curlers in

Coleen McLoughlin put vanity aside after a visit to her favourite hair dresser yesterday
Whitney

Diva Whitney Houston paid £1.7m to perform one-hour charity gig

Phone boss pays troubled star £28,000 per minute for one-hour performance at charity ball
Sienna

Hold onto your hats! What's put the wind up Sienna and Rhys?

Sienna and Rhys ventured out on the town in the cold - only to have some of their friends refused entry to a pub