Zsa Zsa Gabor's estate auctioned off

A diamond necklace owned by Zsa Zsa Gabor has sold for $US20,000 at an auction of her estate.
A diamond necklace owned by Zsa Zsa Gabor has sold for $US20,000 at an auction of her estate.

Almost a thousand items from the estate of Hungarian actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor have been auctioned off, sixteen months after her death.

A portrait of Gabor by US artist Margaret Keane sold on Saturday for $US45,000 ($A58,000), while a Steinway grand piano dating from 1927, which Gabor bought with her third husband George Sanders, fetched $US24,000.

Among the cheaper souvenirs for fans was a pill prescription bottle with her name on it which sold for $US1000.

A diamond necklace spelling out Gabor's "Dah-ling" catch phrase sold for $US20,000, while a floor-length white fur coat was bought for more than $US6000.

A passport from 1961, in which she had given a false date of birth, went for $US4250.

Other lots up for sale at Heritage Auctions in Los Angeles included jewellery, paintings, furniture and designer dresses.

They were previously presented by Gabor's German widower, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, at the couple's Bel Air mansion, where the actress lived until her death at the age of 99 in December 2016.

Australian Associated Press