Former FRIENDS star Courteney Cox is backing a campaign to find a missing teen who hails from the star's hometown Birmingham, Alabama.

NATALEE HOLLOWAY, 18, has been the subject of much media attention this summer (05), after vanishing during a school trip to the Caribbean island of Aruba on 30 May (05).

And while authorities, locals and loved ones press on with their tireless search to locate Holloway, Cox and her actor husband David Arquette have announced they will lend their names and support to a benefit auction to raise funds to aid the search.