Ljiljana Buttler (1944-2010) was a half-Croatian Gypsy singer. Buttler was born Ljiljana Petrović on 14th December 1944 in Belgrade, then in Yugoslavia. She was the daughter of a Croatian singer and a Gypsy accordionist. Her father left the family shortly after the birth of his daughter. She moved to the city of Bijeljina, where her mother performed in pubs. As a teenager she began singing, and when she returned to Belgrade she settled in the Skadarlija entertainment district. In the 1970s she broke through in Yugoslavia as a singer and released several successful albums.