Raquel Welch celebrated her 74th birthday by hosting a tea party for friends including author Jackie Collins, Rod Stewart's ex-wife Alana, and former Sport's Illustrated cover girl Cheryl Tiegs.

The One Million Years B.C. actress reached the milestone on Friday (05Sep14) and held a low-key afternoon event at The Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel in California.

Collins shared a picture of the glamorous gathering on her Facebook.com page, adding in captions, "Tea at the Peninsula... Celebrating Raquel Welch's birthday."

Welch has previously admitted she is not a fan of birthdays, saying, "Every time I have a birthday, every disc jockey in Hollywood starts yahooing (sic) it all over the airwaves. Turning 60 was not a happy time... I'm far more ready to go with the flow now because I am more accepting of myself."