Born in 1950, this Saint-Lambert native began her career as a dresser on various sets. She later worked as a producer and scriptwriter. Her films include La peau et les os (1988), Blanche est la nuit (1989) and On a marché sur la lune (1990) which was part of the Fiction 16/26 series and winner of the Normande-Juneau prize. She produced and co-directed (with Gilles Desjardins) her first feature-length film L'île de sable, in 1999. Prégent has proved to be one of the few Québec filmmakers to tackle emotions without alienating them. She also works for television, producing the series The Intrepids, Scoop and Les Orphelins de Duplessis.