Betsy Arakawa is an American-born beautiful pianist who came into the limelight for being the wife of well-known American retired actor and novelist Gene Hackman. However, he is best known for starring as Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle in the American crime action thriller movie “The French Connection.” Likewise, he receives several awards, including Academy Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and more.

Quick Info
Full NameBetsy Arakawa
DOB15 December 1959
BirthplaceAla Moana, Kakaako, Hawaii, the US
Age62 years
Zodiac SignSagittarius
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityJapanese
Height5 feet 5 inches
1.65 m
Weight49 kg
Hair ColorBlack
Eyes ColorBlue
HusbandGene Hackman (1991-Present)
ChildrenNone
Net Worth$80 million (Shared with her husband)

 

Bio

Betsy Arakawa, whose real name is Betsy M Arakawa Hackman, was born on 15 December 1959 in Ala Moana, Kakaako, Hawaii, the US, in a well family. However, her family members’ detailed information is still missing, so there is still a question mark about her family members.

Betsy Arakawa and her husband, Gene Hackman in Los Angeles 1986
Betsy Arakawa and her husband, Gene Hackman in Los Angeles 1986 Source: Getty Images

Betsy grew up beautifully in a good environment with her family members, where she previously migrated from Japan to Hawaii. Betsy Arakawa holds American nationality, and as per her ethnic background, she belongs to the ethnicity of Japanese. Further, she follows the Buddhist religion.

 

How old is Betsy Arakawa?

According to Betsy’s birth date, she is 62 years old, and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Likewise, regarding her physical statistics, she has a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) and 49 kg weight. Similarly, Betsy is a gorgeous woman who looks perfect with her black hair and blue eyes.

 

Education

Betsy Arakawa has not mentioned her educational background, so it becomes hard to determine if she studied or not. So, there is still a question mark about Betsy’s academic qualification.

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Personal Life

Betsy Arakawa is happily married to her husband, Gene Hackman, whose real name is Eugene Allen Hackman, who is a famous American retired actor and novelist. The couple met each other at a local fitness center in California, where she worked part-time at the center.

After they met each other for the first time, they fell for each other, so they began dating each other in 1984. Later, they started living together, and Betsy moved with her husband Gene before marriage. However, her husband Gene still married his first wife, Faye Maltese, with whom he tied the knot on 1 January 1956.

Betsy Arakawa and her husband, Gene Hackman watching Mike Tyson and Michael Spinks Fight in 1988
Betsy Arakawa and her husband, Gene Hackman watching Mike Tyson and Michael Spinks Fight in 1988 Source: Getty Images

Gene also had three children with his first wife: Christopher Allen, Elizabeth Jean, and Leslie Anne Hackman. However, they divorced in 1986 after living together for three decades of marriage. So, after their divorce was finalized, Betsy Arakawa and Gene exchanged their vows on 1 December 1991 after living in a romantic relationship for seven years.

However, the couple married secretly, so no further details were available about their marriage. But, since their marriage, the couple has been living a joyful life together in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Likewise, three children from her husband’s previous marriage are also close to her, and they always come to visit them on holiday. Furthermore, Betsy’s husband gives time to his children, but because of his acting career, he can not give them full time.

Besides this, Betsy Arakawa doesn’t use any social media sites as she is a secretive woman and likes to keep his personal life far from the media.

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Career

Betsy Arakawa was a classic pianist, but now she is enjoying her normal life with her husband, Gene Hackman. However, before in her life, she worked as a pianist in several places, so she also met her husband through her job.

Betsy Arakawa and her husband, Gene Hackman promoting Gene's book Wake of the Perido Star in 1999
Betsy Arakawa and her husband, Gene Hackman promoting Gene’s book “Wake of the Perido Star” in 1999 Source: Getty Images

So, Betsy gained all the fame and popularity as the wife of American retired actor and novelist Gene Hackman. Her husband, Gene is best known for playing the role of Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle in the American crime action thriller movie “The French Connection” in 1971. apart from being a celebrity wife, Betsy is currently focused in her business. Along with her friend, Barbara Lenihan, Betsy has opened a luxurious home furnishing store called Pandora’s Santa Fe Shop in Santa Fe.

 

Net Worth

A beautiful woman Betsy Arakawa worked as a pianist but gained popularity as the wife of Gene Hackman. Betsy is living a standard life with her husband, but she has not mentioned her net worth details, whereas her husband Gene enjoys an estimated net worth of $80 million.

 

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