Zsa Zsa Gabor has returned home from hospital after having her right leg amputated.

The 93-year-old actress - who had to undergo the procedure after the limb developed a legion that became infected with gangrene - was allowed to go back to her Los Angeles estate earlier than expected.

According to her representative, the screen legend's husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt, who accompanied her home, believes she is already back to her old self - but she will need round-the-clock nursing.

He said: "She has been feisty, yelling at nurses and at him. Everything is back to normal."

Zsa Zsa - who has been married nine times - was admitted to hospital on January 2.

Her representative explained at the time: 'She developed a lesion on the leg that had swollen a while back and caused her to go to the hospital for treatment, but it has not responded. In fact, it has increased in size, and the doctors have wanted to operate for several days.

"They're going to have to amputate part of her leg. They said if they didn't, she could lose her life."