Betsy Arakawa

Betsy Arakawa

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Updated On August 24, 2021

Betsy Arakawa is a Classical Pianist and a businesswoman. Betsy Arakawa is famous as the second wife of American actor and novelist, Gene Hackman. She has been very supportive and is seen with her husband in various award functions.

Early Life and Childhood

Betsy Arakawa was born on 1st December 1961. Her age is 59 years old.  She is also known as Betsy Hackman after getting married to Gene Hackman. Her birthplace is Hawaii, USA. She has not revealed any details regarding her family background. We have no idea who are her parents.

Talking more about her birth details, she was born with the birth sign of Sagittarius. She holds an American nationality and she has been quite confidential regarding her siblings. Thus, we don’t know whether she shares her parents’ love with any of her brother or sister. Her childhood might have been full of joy and happiness.


She has not disclosed anything about her educational background. So, we don’t have any idea which school or college did she attend.

Betsy Arakawa

Caption: Betsy and Gene’s candid photo, Source: Hit Berry

Professional Life

Arakawa established herself as a Classical Pianist before being a businesswoman. She co-owns a home-furnishing store, Pandora’s Inc. in Santa Fe with her friend Barbara Lenihan. While working at different places, she also had worked at a gym, where she met the love of her life, Gene. However, Gene was a member of the gym at that time.

Betsy’s Husband

She found her fame after getting married to Eugene Allen Hackman aka “Gene Hackman”. Over the career of six decades, Gene has won two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, two BAFTAs to name a few for his commendable works. He has been active since the year 1961.  He commenced his acting career with the role of a Policeman in ‘Mad Dog Call’.

Reflecting on his awards and nominations, his lists of achievements go on and on.  He was nominated five times for ‘Academy Awards’. Out of which, he bagged two awards his home under the category of ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Supporting Actor’. He won the title of ‘Best Actor’ for portraying the role of  Jimmy ‘Popeye’ in ‘The French Connection’.

For the ‘Best Supporting Role’ in ‘Unforgiven’, he bagged Academy Awards. Doyle’Bonnie & Clyde’ and  ‘I Never Sang for My Father’ were his films for which he was nominated under the category of ‘Best Supporting Role’ in the year 1970. Similarly, under the category of ‘Best Supporting Role’ for ‘Unforgiven’ he had won several other awards like BAFTA Awards and Golden Globe Awards for his leading role in ‘The French Connection’.

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Caption: Betsy and Gene at Golden Globe Award, Source:

Further Details

Furthermore, he had won the National Board of Review Awards for his best role in ‘The French Connection’, ‘The Connection’, and ‘Mississippi Burning’ under the category of ‘Best Actor’. For his contribution to the entertainment industry, he had also named,’Cecil B. DeMille Award’ as a winner.

Reflecting more on his career and awards, he had won two awards for ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ in a year. The titles of the awards are ‘Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor’ and National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor’.

He is also a voice artist. He had narrated,’The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima’ and ‘We, the Marines’. His major roles are ‘Buck Barrow’ in ‘Bonnie and Clyde’, ‘Norman’ in ‘Lilith’. His role of Harry Caul’ in ‘The Conversation’ also accumulated lots of accolades from his fans and followers. Similarly, he had provided justice to every role he had got so far on screen.

Talking about his relationships, before her, he married Faye Maltese. The couple together had three children named Christopher Allen, Elizabeth Jean, and Leslie Anne Hackman. Later, they got divorced in 1986 after three decades of a successful marriage.

Awards and Net Worth

She has not received any awards yet during her career. Despite being a celebrity wife, she has been in limelight like and other celebrities.

She is a classical pianist and businesswoman. Once she had also worked in a gym. She had accumulated the net worth of $2 million from her work. However, her salary and assets have not been discussed in detail.

Betsy Arakawa’s husband

Without any doubt, Betsy is a married woman. She tied the knot with Gene Hackman in 1991. They have not disclosed whether they have been blessed with any child. The duo is living a blissful life in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is very supportive of her husband and is seen with him in various award functions with Gene.

Betsy Arakawa

Caption: Betsy posing with her husband for a photo, Source: IMDb

Body Measurements and Social Media

Talking about Arakawa’s body measurements, her body size, height, and weight are not recorded. But, she has a slim build and is of average height. Her eyes are Dark-Brown and have Black hair. Moreover, she has a charming personality.

She is not active on any of the social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. It seems that she loves to keep her life far away from the publicity stunt.