Actress Kristin Bauer Van Straten is auctioning off her extensive collection of rare limited edition Barbie dolls to raise money for an animal welfare charity.

The True Blood star is selling the special dolls to benefit the International Fund for Animal Welfare, which advocates the protection of wildlife and natural habitats around the world.

The rare Barbies, including Christian Dior and Vera Wang editions, are up for sale on auction website The sales are set to close between next Monday (11Feb13) and Thursday (14Feb13).