'Desperate Housewives' star Marcia Cross is allegedly taking legal action to prevent nude photographs of her from being published. A firm hired to remove garbage from the pregnant star's Los Angeles home found over 200 personal photos of her being thrown out and are now trying to sell them to the highest bidder. The removal firm discovered the pictures when they arrived at the local dump and are now being represented by Phoenix-based agent David Hans Schmidt in their attempt to sell the pictures of flame-haired Cross. Scmidt told the New York Daily News newspaper: "There are some pictures of her showering outside. She looks absolutely gorgeous. And yes, the carpet does match the curtains."The pictures were not stolen. When you throw something away, you forfeit that property."We recognize the copyright issue, but US copyright law stops at the border."I'm not looking to mortify Ms. Cross, I just want the most money for my client."Cross, 44, and her husband Tom Mahoney, 48, are demanding the return of the pictures, their lawyers insist the images were thrown out by accident and the copyright belongs to the couple regardless. Schmidt - who earlier this year acquired the contents of Paris Hilton's public storage locker after she failed to pay the rent - is offering Cross the chance to buy back her photos, just as he did with Paris' locker contents. Schmidt claims to have also seen Cross' tax returns in the rubbish. He said: "I know how much she made, but out of respect for Ms. Cross, I won't discuss it."Cross and Mahoney were married last June. They are expecting twins in April and her pregnancy is to be written into the plot of 'Desperate Housewives'.