Other ways of saying famous
fairly famous: a well-known local reporter
very famous and greatly admired: Laurel and Hardy, the legendary comedy duo
famous, and respected for their achievements, for example in science or academic work: Dr. Graham is an eminent brain surgeon.
famous for being a bad person or a criminal: a notorious murderer/drugs lord/gang leader
someone who is famous and often talked about, especially an entertainer or sports player: a magazine that shows photos of celebrities’ homes
a popular actor, musician, entertainer, or sports player who is very famous and successful: a movie/football star