In the 1970s she broke through in Yugoslavia as a singer and she released several successful albums. During the 1980s her career slowed. In 1989, due to political unrest, she moved to Düsseldorf, Germany.
The Amsterdam-based Bosnian music producer Dragi Šestić started shortly after the 2000 millennium, a quest for the 'disappeared' singer and knew around 2001 to find her out. He convinced her to make a new album for his Snail Records in 2002 and brought with her and Mostar Sevdah Reunion, the Bosnian band - "The Mother Of Gypsy Soul". In 2005, "The Legends of Life" was released. This group gave from 2003 concert series, particularly in Europe. The music of the group is a mix of gypsy and Balkan music, jazz and sevdah. Her last album, Frozen Roses
, was released in 2009.
Buttler died of cancer on 26 April 2010, aged 65, in Beograd.