Latif Yahia (Arabic: لطيف يحيى, Laṭīf Yaḥīa; born 14 June 1964) is an Iraqi-born author and former combatant in the Iran–Iraq War. Two journalists have disputed this and other claims made by Yahia. He is best known for being the alleged former body double of Uday Hussein, the son of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
Yahia is of Kurdish descent. He says that he became Uday's double after the Iran–Iraq War had begun. He was born 4 days before Uday. At the age of 23, he was summoned to the presidential palace, where he discovered that Uday remembered that classmates had remarked on the resemblance between the two when they were in school together. Yahia was informed that he was to become Uday's fedai (body double) to make public appearances as Uday whenever a dangerous situation was expected. Yahia initially refused to take the job and was subsequently put in solitary confinement. After his imprisonment, Latif agreed to be Uday's double. He was trained for six months to imitate Uday's speech patterns and manner. He underwent surgery and dental work to make their appearances more similar. During the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, Yahia was used as a morale booster for the Iraqi troops and sent to Basra posing as Uday to meet with troops.