For Longevity, La Chilindrina From “El Chavo” Enters the Guinness

Mexican actress María Antonieta de las Nieves entered the Guinness World Records for the longevity of her child character La Chilindrina

Mexican actress María Antonieta de las Nieves entered the Guinness World Records for the longevity of her childhood character La Chilindrina, incarnated for 48 years, the institution reported on Wednesday.

I am proud of this award, it is a great recognition that I never thought they would give me. These years have been wonderful, having traveled the world with this character is something unique, De las Nieves, 70, told Efe.

De las Nieves received Guinness recognition for her career as the actress with the longest professional career playing the same childhood character, that of the mischievous girl from ” El Chavo del Ocho “, who she embodied for 48 years and 261 days.

La Chilindrina is a very recognized character in various Latin American countries and the world. The experience and extensive trajectory is unquestionable since, for decades, generations after generations grew and enjoyed his character, said Carlos Tapia, adjudicator of the Guinness World Records.

With black patent leather shoes, a short dress, glasses, two tails, and without a tooth, the eternal eight-year-old girl marked an era with her games, adventures, witticisms, and good dialogues with her father Don Ramón, and the inhabitants of the neighboring property. of Señor Barriga, in the children’s series, also popular in many countries.  

With great honor, Guinness World Records certifies María Antonieta de las Nieves ‘La Chilindrina’ with the title of record for the longest professional career of an actress playing the same child character, said Tapia, who surprised María Antonieta with her record certificate .

As a child, the actress dreamed of winning a dance contest, but fate took her the other way; She participated as a dramatic actress in theater at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, and at the age of seven she made her debut in the film “Thumbelina”.   

He joined Televisa to do dubbing for American movies and series and later appeared on soap operas. In 1971 she made her debut in “El Chavo del Ocho” as La Chilindrina, a character she created three years before starting the series.  

The actress also did theater, film, soap operas and was the only one of the “El Chavo del Ocho” group that had her own series on Televisa “Here is the Chilindrina” and she was also the only one who made her own movie, called “La Chilindrina in a hurry”.

For more than 30 years, María Antonieta De las Nieves has toured Mexico, the United States, Central and South America with her show “El circo de la Chilindrina”; They have paid tributes to her and she has received awards as the best children’s comedian in all of Latin America. His funny character has recorded 17 albums since 1975.

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