Actress Brooke Shields finally celebrated her 40th birthday on Saturday (13AUG05) - three months after reaching the landmark age.

The brunette beauty was in London starring in the West End production of hit musical Chicago when her big day rolled around on 31 May (05), so she waited until her contract ended before celebrating with her Hollywood pals.

James Belushi, Ben Stiller and his wife CHRISTINA TAYLOR were among the many guests who made their way to Los Angeles' Brentwood Restaurant + Lounge for the bash, which Shields threw with her fellow 40-year-old actress JULIETTE HOHNEN.

Former SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE star Kevin Nealon got everybody into the party spirit, when he led a conga line around the venue.