Zsa Zsa Gabor only realised her leg had been amputated 18 months after the operation when she tried to sit up and saw it was gone.
News of the surgery had been kept from the bedridden 95-year-old for fear of upsetting her, the New York Times reported.
The screen legend told her ninth husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt: 'There is something missing' when the horror dawned on her. Miss Gabor had failed to make the discovery because one hand is paralysed and the other is too short to reach, the report said.
Her health has been in decline since a fall in 2010. Last year she had her right leg amputated above the knee after if became infected. She is now confined to bed at her LA mansion where she is being cared for by her husband. It has been claimed she is heavily sedated.
- Daily Mail