LOS ANGELES – Zsa Zsa Gabor was breathing on her own but still unable to speak Friday as she recovered from an automobile accident on Sunset Boulevard, her husband said.
"She's getting better, she recovered a little last night," Frederic von Anhalt said from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Gabor suffered multiple broken bones, cuts and bruises in the Wednesday crash, he said.
She has improved, but remained in serious condition Friday, said hospital spokeswoman Leslie Porras, who declined to give any further information.
Gabor's daughter, Constance Francesca Hilton, said her mother had a broken arm, but no other serious injuries.
Gabor had been unconscious for "a long, long time" following the accident, von Anhalt said.
Gabor, 85, was a passenger in the front seat of a car driven by her hairdresser when the car struck a light pole Wednesday evening, von Anhalt said.
Gabor's hairdresser also was injured, von Anhalt said. Further details were not available.
The cause of the accident was unknown, said Sgt. Bruce Thomas of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Gabor was apparently not wearing a seat belt, he said.
No arrests were made and it appeared that alcohol and drugs were not involved in the crash, Thomas said.
Gabor, sisters Eva and Magda, and their mother, Jolie, all emigrated to America around World War II. Zsa Zsa gained notice when she married hotel millionaire Conrad Hilton in 1942.
She has been married eight times, including to Oscar-winning actor George Sanders and prolific inventor Jack Ryan, credited with designing everything from missiles to the Barbie doll. She married von Anhalt in 1986.
The former Miss Hungary frequently appeared on screen. Among her films: John Huston's Toulouse-Lautrec biopic, "Moulin Rouge," 1952; "The Story of Three Loves," 1953; "The Girl in the Kremlin," 1957; and Orson Welles' classic "Touch of Evil," 1958. There were B movies such as "Queen of Outer Space," 1958, and "Picture Mommy Dead," 1966.
For decades, Gabor has epitomized the celebrity who is famous for being famous. Her furs, jewels, looks — and humor — kept her in the news long after her film career faded.
"Personally, I know nothing about sex because I have always been married," she joked in a 1987 speech to the American Bar Association.
Sister Eva died in 1995 at age 74. Her mother died in April 1997 at age 97 and sister Magda, who lived largely out of the spotlight, died in June 1997 at age 78.
In 1989, Gabor was sentenced to 72 hours in jail for slapping a Beverly Hills police officer. She also was ordered to perform 120 hours of community service at a women's shelter.