Bettina Gilois was a German-American screenwriter and author.
She graduated from Columbia University with an art history degree. She was hired as director Slava Tsukerman's assistant in the science fiction film, Liquid Sky. She began her screenwriting career working with Joel Silver and Warner Bros. She co-wrote the screenplay for the HBO television movie Bessie with director Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland. She and her co-writers won an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Writing of a Television Movie, a Black Reel Awards of 2016 nomination and two Image Award nominations for their work. She later worked on a television series based on Rick Hall's autobiography: The Man From Muscle Shoals, and a 2020 television movie for Lifetime. She was co-author of the books Mi Vida Loca: The Crazy Life of Johnny Tapia and Billion Dollar Painter: The Triumph and Tragedy of Thomas Kinkade Painter of Light. She also wrote for the Huffington Post in the Arts and Culture section.
She died of cancer 4 days before her 59th birthday.