María Antonieta Gomez (born circa 1947), better known as María Antonieta de las Nieves, is a Mexican actress who became famous as La Chilindrina in the Televisa television show, El Chavo del Ocho. She also appeared occasionally in El Chapulín Colorado.
María Antonieta de las Nieves was a voice-over actress at Televisa, when Chespirito heard her talk. Thinking her voice was perfect for the Chilindrina character, he offered her a job at his new show, and she accepted. El Chavo.. and El Chapulín... became huge hits across Latin America, in Spain and the United States, as well as various other countries where the program was translated into local languages, and de las Nieves found wide fame.
The casts of Chavo and Chapulín toured extensively during the show's era. After cancellation of the show's filming in Mexico, its actors continued travelling, and the show continued to be featured on many Latin American countries (in the United States it is still, as of 2004, shown). This enabled de las Nieves to continue being famous internationally.
In 1998, she married a rich television producer.
In a rather strange turn, María Antonieta de las Nieves was able to win a legal battle over Chespirito in 2003, one that gives her permission to act as La Chilindrina in public whenever she wants to, and grants her rights over the character she played. Chespirito owns the rights to most of the characters of the shows he created, which caused, among other things, Rubén Aguirre to move to Argentina so he could revive his Profesor Jirafales character.