Florence Pernel is a French actress.
Pernel was born on 30 June 1966 in Paris. She is well-known and appreciated for her various performances in quality period TV movies mostly, and some remarkable supporting roles in cinéma. She began her acting career at the age of 10 with the TV serial Plein soleil and two years later she made her film debut with Just Jaeckin-directed Girls. She was nominated for César Award in the category Most Promising Actress for her performance in Que les gros salaires lèvent le doigt !, directed by Denys Granier-Deferre . At age 16 she visited a theater class from Didier Betourne that allowed her a scholarship from the Foundation of Marcel Bleu-Blanchet. From 1991 to 1992 she studied at Studio Pygmalion with Professor Pascal Luneau and from 1993 to 1997, she again took acting classes at Didier Betourne. In 2009 she played the lead role of Caroline Delaume in the six-part French television series Mes amis, mes amours, mes emmerdes.
She is the wife of the historian Patrick Rotman . The couple has two children. She played the character of Sandrine in the 1993 drama film Three Colors: Blue directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski.