Naomi Kahoilua Wilson

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Naomi Kahoilua Wilson (born July 5, 1949) is an American actress known for the only role she ever played, that of "Mahana" in the film Johnny Lingo.

Kahoilua was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, graduating from Hilo High School.[1] She is a Latter-day Saint. While attending the Church College of Hawaii (now Brigham Young University-Hawaii) she acted in the role of "Mahana" in "Johnny Lingo". Since that time she has been identified with that role and has given talks at firesides about this role at least once a year.[2] Also in 1967 Kahoilua was "Miss Church College of Hawaii". An image of her face was also used on Hawaiian Airlines planes.

In 1970 Naomi Kahoilua married (Marion) Brent Wilson. They moved to Spokane, Washington in 1975 where they still resided in March 2010. Wilson is a piano instructor who teaches children prior to entering college and prepares them for board tryouts. Naomi and Brent are the parents of three children.


  1. ^ Hilo High School 1963 yearbook
  2. ^ "Meet 'Mahana': 'Lingo' leads actress to lifelong fame". Retrieved 9 May 2016.