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Betsy Arakawa - Facts About Actor Gene Hackman's Wife

sajju Published On Fri Jul 09 2021   Modified On Fri Jul 09 2021
Betsy Arakawa - Facts About Actor Gene Hackman's Wife

Betsy Arakawa is an American businesswoman as well as a classical pianist who is widely known as the second wife of the retired American actor Gene Hackman.

Moreover, the BAFTA awards winner, Allen is best known for his movies including The French Connection (1971), The Conversation (1974), Mississippi Burning (1988), Unforgiven (1992), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), etc. Currently, Arakawa co-owns a home furnishing store, Pandora’s Inc. in Santa Fe.

Married to Golden Globe Awards winner, Gene Hackman:

The pianist Betsy Arakawa exchanged the wedding vows with her spouse, Eugene Allen Hackman on 1st December 1991. Gene Hackman (30th January 1930) is a retired American actor, novelist, and United States marine. 

Betsy Arakawa and Gene Hackman in an event Source:

The couple first met each other at a gym in California and started dating in 1984. They have been in a relationship for more than 34 years, but they didn't share any children together. Therefore, the pair are living their blissful life in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Betsy Is The Second Wife Of Gene Hackman:

Gene Hackman with Faye Maltese receiving the New York Film Critics Award in 1972 for his role in 'French Connection' Source:

Before Arakawa, The French Connection actor, Gene was previously married to his first wife, Faye Maltese on 1st January 1956. He first met Faye in a YMCA dance in 1955. Sadly, the ex-couple divorced in 1986, the reason behind the divorce was stated to be the external relationship with Arakawa.

Gene Hackman with his two daughters Source:

The former couple shares three children from their longtime marriage, a son named Christopher Allen Hackman, and two daughters named Leslie Anne Hackman, and Elizabeth Jean Hackman. 

Professional Career:

Betsy is a businesswoman and a former pianist by profession. Before being a businesswoman, Betsy began her career as a Classical Pianist. Furthermore, she is a co-owner of a home furnishing store, Pandora’s Inc. in Santa Fe, along with her friend, Barbara Lenihan.

Gene Hackman's movie The Royal Tenenbaums Source: Amazon

On the other hand, her husband, as a popular actor is best known for the TV films like The Conversation (1974), All Night Long (1981), Mississippi Burning (1988), Unforgiven (1992), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), and many more. He has received two Academy Awards, 4 Golden Globes, two BAFTAs for his astonishing acting skills, hard work, and efforts. 

Net Worth:

The American-Japanese businesswoman Betsy Arakawa has a decent net worth of $2 million from her career as a businesswoman and a former pianist. Whereas her spouse, Gene Hackman owns a huge net worth of $80 million from his career as an actor and a novelist.

Some Facts about Arakawa:

Arakawa landed on earth on 1st December 1961 in Hawaii, USA. According to her date of birth, her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Similarly, she belongs to mixed ethnicity and holds an American Nationality. 

However, there is no information related to her parents, siblings, or educational background. She never seems to mention any of these things anywhere. She is quite secretive about her early life and family.

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