Pamela Hilberger: Facts about Devon Aoki’s mother

Pamela Hilberger

Who is Pamela Hilberger?

Pamela Hilberger is the mother of Devon Aoki. Pamela Hilberger’s daughter Aoki is an American actress and fashion model. Aoki’s film roles include supporting roles in 2 Fast 2 Furious and Sin City and lead roles in DOA: Dead or Alive and Mutant Chronicles.

Pamela Hilburger also became popular as the ex-wife of Hiroaki Aoki. Hilburger’s ex-husband, Hiroaki is a Japanese-American restaurateur who is the founder of the Japanese cuisine restaurant under the name Benihana. He is also an amateur wrestler and powerboat racer. Pamela is also a jewelry designer who has worked with several brands.

Though her ex-husband was Japanese, Pamela is of German and English ancestry. Her ex-husband, Hiroaki moved to New York City, going on to win the United States flyweight title in 1962, 1963, and 1964. He was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1995.

How did Pamela Hilberger and Hiroaki meet? The couple has not given any information about how they met. However, they got married in 1981. They married in a beautiful ceremony in the presence of their friends, family, and loved ones. The couple later called their relationship a quit. They divorced in 1991. The reason behind their divorce was never made public. The former pair are divorced they are still parents of three children including, Devon.

After the divorce from her ex-husband, Pamela Hilberger disappeared from the limelight and is enjoying life far away from the pressure of the media. So, her current relationship status is still unknown to everyone. 

Pamela’s ex-husband, Hiroaki was married thrice times in his lifetime. Pamela Hilberger is the second woman he got married to. In 1964, before Pamela, he married his first wife, Chizuru Kobayashi Aoki. Their relationship lasted for almost two decades. In 1981, they officially divorced and parted ways. After that, he married Hilburger for a decade.

 He then moved on and got married to his third wife, Keiko Ono, a businesswoman in 2002. They remained together until the death of Aoki on 10th July 2008 due to pneumonia. Moreover, Hiroaki has seven children in total including Musician Steve Aoki.

Pamela Hilberger’s daughter Devon Aoki

Pamela Hilberger’s daughter, Aoki was born in 1982 in New York City. She grew up in Malibu, California, and attended high school at The American School in London. She started modeling when she was 13, the same year her godmother introduced her to Kate Moss. She has an older sister and a younger brother, as well as four half-siblings including Steve Aoki.

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Following her debut on the runway in 1997, Pamela Hilberger’s daughter Aoki walked for Balenciaga, Comme des Garçons, and Chanel, among others. At the age of 16, Aoki took over as the face of Versace from Naomi Campbell.  She’s also walked for Versace, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg, Jean Paul Gaultier, Celine, Baby Phat, and Marc Jacobs, and appeared in advertisements for Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Kenzo, Hugo Boss, L’Oreal, Lancome, and Tiffany & Co.

As an actress, Pamela Hilberger’s daughter has appeared in the films 2 Fast 2 Furious D.E.B.S., Sin City, Dead or Alive, War, Mutant Chronicles, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead. She was cast as Tatsu Yamashiro in Arrow season 3 but was replaced by Rila Fukushima due to a scheduling conflict.

She appeared briefly in the documentary films I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead and Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer, the former being a documentary about her brother Steve.

Pamela Hilberger’s daughter is also now a married woman. Devon Aoki is married to James Bailey and has three girls and a boy. In 2009, she left full-time film acting to focus on parenting. Alessandra, Pamela Hilberger’s granddaughter, was featured in the Guess Kids spring 2018 commercial campaign.

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