Betsy Arakawa is a businesswoman and one-time classical pianist who has been in the spotlight for a long time. After marrying legendary actor Gene Hackman, the former classical pianist got more into prominence. So, she is also a celebrity spouse like Daniella Liben and Gregory Mecher.

Married to Gene for more than 3 decades, Besty still doesn’t have children of her own but is living with three grown stepchildren, born to the late Fay Maltese, Gene’s ex-wife.

Besty Arakawa Age: Her Nationality & Ethnicity

Besty Arakawa was born in Ala Moana, Kakaako, Hawaii, the U.S., on December 1, 1961, making her age 60 years old. Her full birth name is Betsy M Arakawa Hackman.

She holds an American nationality and belongs to Asian ethnicity as her ancestors migrated from Japan to Hawaii.

Meanwhile, her husband was born in San Bernardino, California, U.S., on January 30, 1930. The retired actor is the son of Eugene Ezra Hackman and Anna Lyda Elizabeth.

He has a mixed ethnic background as he has Pennsylvania Dutch, English, and Scottish ancestry. Gene lived in different locations together with his family alongside his brother Richard.

What Is Former Classical Pianist Doing Now?

Former classical pianist Arakawa enjoys a normal secretive life with her husband of two decades. But she used to work as a classical pianist. Apart from that, she also had many odd jobs. As a businesswoman, Arakawa co-owns a home-furnishing store, Pandora’s Inc.

As per Biography Mask, she also worked at a gym. During her time at the gym, she met the love of her life, Gene.

On the other hand, her spouse, Gene, worked actively in the film industry since 1956 and is now retired. His career has spanned more than six decades and has won numerous prestigious awards, including two Academy Awards and four Golden Globes.

His major film roles can be seen in The Poseidon AdventureFrench Connection IIEnemy of the StateThe Royal Tenenbaums, etc.

Besides acting, Gene is also a novelist who has published several novels like Wake of the Perdido Star and Escape from Andersonville: A Novel of the Civil War. He also has a history of a military career.

Gene left home when he was just 16 years old to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. The Unforgiven star served four and a half years as a field radio operator.

Everything On Her Married Life; How did she Meet Gene?

Gene and Besty first met at a local fitness center in California where she used to work part-time at the center, and the retired actor was a member. The lovebirds began dating in 1984, and they moved in together in Santa Fe.

After being in a romantic relationship for seven years, the couple tied the knot on December 1, 1991.

Besty and Gene Hackman together in a frame
Besty and Gene Hackman together in a frame
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The duo did not welcome any children, but Besty is the step-mother of Gene’s three kids, Christopher Allen HackmanElizabeth Jean Hackman, and Leslie Anne Hackman.

Betsy Arakawa’s husband and former children
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Apart from that, Gene was formerly married to Faye Maltese and divorced in 1986 after three decades of marriage. His ex-wife Fay passed away in 2017.

Net Worth In 2022: Income Details

The businessman and former classical pianist make a good sum of money from her profession. Her net worth is estimated to be around $2 million.

Meanwhile, the average pay for a pianist is $64,999 per year or $31.25 per hour in the United States. Likewise, her husband is one of the wealthiest personalities who has added a massive fortune to his name from his long-term career.

Some of them are mentioned in the below table:-

MovieEst. BudgetBox OfficeRole
Heartbreakers$40 million$57.8 millionWilliam B. Tensy
The Replacements$50 million$50.1 millionJimmy McGinty
Under Suspicion$25 million$1.38 millionHenry Hearst

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Gene has a net worth projected to be over $80 million, but some sites claimed it to be around $85 million.

He has starred in numerous big-budget movies from where he has surely gained decent profit.