Some other "Famous" Mastertons ......
Apart from those "Mastertons in Print", some other Mastertons - real and fictional - have become well known:
- Graham Masterton, former editor of Penthouse, highly successful writer of horror fiction (eg The Manitou) sex manuals (eg How to drive your man wild in bed) and the bestselling crime series featuring Cork detective superintendent Katie Maguire (eg White Bones). Born in Edinburgh on 16 January 1946.
- Bill Masterton, the National Hockey League player who died as a result of injuries sustained during a game. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on 16 August 1938, he received massive head injuries and loss of blood when he hit his head on the ice after being checked playing for Minnesota North Stars against Oakland in 1968. He died 2 days later. The Bill Masterton Trophy is awarded annually for dedication, sportsmanship and perseverance.
- Danny Masterton (1954-2020) played football for Ayr United and Clyde, scoring 88 goals in his 206 appearances for them.
- Danny's son, Daniel Masterton, was in the news in 2007 when he was one of a group of British Marines arrested illegally by Iranian authorities before being freed 13 days later.
- Dawn Masterton, fictional character in the US surf and swimsuit series 'Baywatch'. The character was played by former Penthouse Pet of the Year turned actress, Brandy Ledford, in 17 episodes between 1999 and 2000.
- Henry Masterton - the lead character and title of a novel by GPR James, 1832; subtitled "The Adventures of a Young Cavalier".
- Henry Masterton and Thomas Masterton - characters in a play adapted by H. Vaudenhoff, from a story by Miss Braddon, "The Captain of the Vulture", which opened at the Victoria Theatre, London on 12th September 1864. Henry Masterton played by Mr Stratton. Thomas Masterton played by Frederick Villiers.1
- Jim Masterton, founder of Masterton Homes in Australia.
- Jill Masterton - the fictional character in Ian Fleming's "Goldfinger" who was killed by being painted gold all over. Tilly Masterton, Jill's sister, attempted to avenge her death by shooting Auric Goldfinger but James Bond prevented her, then, after various adventures as Bond's associate, she was finally killed by Oddjob's flying bowler. (For the film adaptation, Jill and Tilly were annoyingly re-named "Masterson").
- Joy Masterton - the fictional governor (grade 1) of Larkhall Prison in the British women prison TV drama series "Bad Girls", first broadcast between 1999 and 2006. The character was played in Series 7 and 8 by Ellie Haddington.
- Leanne Masterton, singer and entertainer.
- Stevie Masterton, another Scottish footballer, currently wth Scottish Junior, West Region side Hurlford United, began his senior playing career with Clyde FC and has also had spells with Greenock Morton, Crawley Town, Auchinleck Talbot, and Alloa Athletic.
- Sir James Edward Masterton-Smith, senior British Civil Servant. Born 24 August 1878, son of Edward Smith. Career included a period as private secretary to Winston Churchill while he was First Lord of the Admiralty.
- Simon Masterton-Smith, opera and musical theatre performer. He was a founder member of the New D'Oyly Carte Company at the Savoy and spent several years at the London Coliseum with English National Opera.
......and a few Mastersons
- Bat Masterson - the Wild West lawman/gunslinger who was an associate of Wyatt Earp in Dodge City, Kansas. Born in Henryville, Quebec, Canada to Irish parents Thomas Masterson and Catharine McGurk.
- Chase Masterson, stage name of Christianne Carafano, US actress best known for her role as Bajoran Leeta in "Star Trek Deep Space Nine".
- Christopher Masterson, US actor best known for for his role as Francis in Malcolm in the Middle.
- Danny Masterson, brother of Christopher, US actor who played Steven Hyde in television's "That 70's Show" 1998 - 2006. Born 13 March 1976 in Albertson, New York to Peter Masterson, a State Farm Insurance agent and Carol.
- Mary Stuart Masterson, US actress born 28 June 1966 in New York to actor/director/writer Peter Masterson and actress Carlin Glynn
- Sky Masterson, the fictional high rolling gambler in the musical "Guys and Dolls" who falls for Salvation Army sergeant, Sarah Brown.
- Valerie Masterson - English soprano with English National Opera, born in 1937 in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.
Notes: 1. reviewed in "The Era", Sunday, 18th September 1864.