Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor’s gangrene-infected leg has been saved from amputation.

Gabor was rushed to hospital in Los Angeles to have the leg amputated above the knee after a lesion became infected but doctors are hoping that antibiotics will clear up the infection.

The 93-year-old Hollywood star has been unwell since July when she broke her hip. She has used a wheelchair since 2002 when she was partially paralysed in a car accident. She had a stroke in 2005.

Gabor, who was born in Hungary and has been married nine times, is famous for her roles in 1950s movies Moulin Rouge and Lili.

She served a three-day jail sentence in 1989 for slapping a policeman in Beverly Hills.